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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.

Photo courtesy of McNeilus.

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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.

Ethanol usage has led the pack year over year, with acceptance more than doubling since 2007. Total fuel consumed is measured in gasoline-gallon equivalents (GGE).

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State of Alternative Fuels in Fleet Industry

With advancements coming in leaps and bounds across all advanced and alternative fuels used in fleets, look at a snapshot of the main fuel types. Learn about how these fuels started, where they are at today, and forecasts and predictions for the future.

When identifying ideal candidates for natural gas conversion within a medium-duty fleet, fleet managers should look for applications suitable for natural gas.

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Switching to Natural Gas in Medium-Duty Trucks

Fleet managers must consider a wide range of options when deciding on converting their truck fleet to natural gas.

The Odyne PHEV parallel system reduces fuel consumption and emissions, and can be used in new vehicle and retrofit applications. (PHOTO: ODYNE)

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The Latest Developments in Hybrid-Electric Medium-Duty Trucks

New developments, technologies, and trends in hybrid-electric, medium-duty trucks could give fleet managers the incentive they need to take a closer look at how hybrid options could help reduce overall costs.

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Exploring Alt-Fuel Truck Options

Today’s truck fleet managers have the option to go alternative with propane autogas and compressed natural gas. These alt fuels are a way to keep costs down and be sustainable.

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The All-New Kenworth T880 Multi-Purpose Vocational Truck

The Kenworth T880 is especially suited for a variety of vocational fleet applications, including dump, mixer, refuse, and heavy-haul applications. The Kenworth T880 comes standard with the 12.9L PACCAR MX-13 engine.

Learn from the experts at Automotive Fleet the ways fleet organizations are greening their fleets. The Green Fleet Channel brings you the latest in the reduction of fuel costs and alternative energy solutions for fleet cars and trucks.
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