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Retrofitting Your Maintenance Shop for CNG

Retrofitting your fleet's maintenance garage so you can service compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles may seem like a daunting task, but Green Fleet Conference speaker Mark Ellis debunks these misconceptions.

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25 Ways to Save Fuel in Medium-Duty Trucks

From the equipment you spec and maintain to the fuel you buy to driver training and incentives, you’ll find tips for nearly any type of fleet.

UPS made headlines earlier this year when it announced a $70 million investment in propane-powered delivery trucks. Photo: UPS

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Propane Remains Popular Alternative Fuel in the U.S.

The country’s third most popular vehicle fuel powers everything from gas grills to medium-duty trucks.

John Viera, Director Sustainability & Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford: Photo via Ford.

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Q&A: Green Fleet Conference Speaker John Viera

Closing the Green Fleet Conference this year is John Viera, the Director of Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters at Ford. This year he'll be making a case that not only is going green achievable for fleets, it's good business.

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Medium-Duty Fleets Look for Alternative Drivetrain 'Holy Grail'

Following early deployments of pure electrics or hybrids, fleets examine new medium-duty hybrid plug-in vehicles for the “right fit.”

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Q&A: Green Fleet Conference Speaker Mark Smith

Mark Smith, the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program’s vehicles technologies deployment manager, will be kick starting the 2014 Green Fleet Conference as its opening keynote speaker. We talked to him about he program, fleet challenges and more.

Downtown streets still pose a threat to delivery fleets' tires. Nobody will give up protection for fuel economy; the tire people say they won't have to.

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Medium-Duty Tires Go Fuel-Efficient

The factors driving tire design for medium-duty trucks has changed. Today, tire makers must balance fuel efficiency and bulletproof durability to stand up to a harsh P&D environment.

Cox has invested in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, and, over the past year, replaced more than 1,500 Chevrolet Express and Ford E-Series models with the diesel van. (PHOTO: Cox Enterprises)

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Cox Looks to Sprinter & Hybrid Vans for Better MPG

Replacing more than 1,500 vans with the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has helped the media company achieve an 85-percent increase in miles per gallon.

Photo courtesy of NW Natural.NW Natural will test new CNG tank technology from EnerG2 to see whether it’s viable in real-world scenarios, particularly for fleet applications.

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CNG Tank Tech: NW Natural to Test ‘Adsorbed’ Storage Systems

Natural gas tanks and compressors have been fairly standardized in the last couple years because of the pressure needed to fill an on-board tank. But in a new tank technology, adsorbed natural gas storage systems could drastically change the market, allowing tanks to be filled at lower pressures thereby changing the shape of the tank entirely, and its future.

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Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be realized. The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute offers these key factors refuse fleets need to examine when considering upgrading to CNG.

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