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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.

DISH has worked closely with upfitter Leggett & Platt to create a standardized, highly functional DISH-branded cargo van. The upfitter is currently developing DISH-specific packages for the new Euro-style vans rolling out on the U.S. market.

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How DISH Standardizes Fleet and Keeps Customers Connected

A combination of standardization, flexibility, partnerships, and collaboration have been the recipe for the DISH fleet’s success.

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Top 10 Trends in Truck Fleet Management

The top challenge facing truck fleets continues to be managing fuel spend. Other challenges include rightsizing, rising tire costs, remarketing, and improving fleet efficiency. An emerging trend is the shift to lighter-weight upfits.

A drive cycle typically measures factors such as vehicle speed, starts and stops over a given time period, idle time (incidental and extended), and engine off time. SOURCE: NTEA

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Planning to Green your Fleet? Look Before You Leap

The decision to go green requires fleets to first establish the means and objectives to be attained. Challenges include financial considerations, government mandates, and infrastructure concerns, which must be planned for in advance.

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What You Need to Know About APUs

Evaluating auxiliary power units (APUs) before making any usage decisions can help save time and money for fleets in need of additional power.

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Gearing Up for Upcoming Medium- & Heavy-Duty Truck Regulations

Several experts offer insight to help fleets prepare for the regulations impacting medium- and heavy-duty trucks beginning in 2014.

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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One of three founders and former chairman of Peterson, Howell & Heather (PHH), Duane Peterson's industry career spanned fleet's early years, 1946-1962

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