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The bucket trucks are "trouble trucks," the first vehicles to arrive on the scene in the event of an emergency or service interruption.

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PG&E Adds Hybrid-Electric Bucket Trucks

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) added about 100 hybrid-electric bucket trucks in 2010 and has ordered 125 more as part of its fleet greening efforts.

Verizon announced its order of 501 new 2011 Ford E-250 vans to be converted to CNG in October 2010.

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Are Natural Gas Vehicles Right for Your Fleet?

A growing number of fleets have already made the switch to natural gas after weighing the benefits and challenges.

Manufactured by Smith Electric Vehicles, the Newton all-electric ­medium-duty chassis ­offers a range up to 100 miles, top speed of 50 mph, and a payload capacity up to 16,000 lb., ideal for short-range ­urban delivery applications.

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What Staples Expects from All-Electric Medium-Duty Work Trucks

Mike Payette, manager of fleet equipment for the office supply company, discusses his experience with all-electric trucks and factors fleet managers should consider when including such vehicles in fleet.

Since its founding in 1907, UPS has been looking for the most efficient ways to operate. In 1998, it was the first package delivery company to employ hybrid-electric vehicles. Over the years, the company has invested more than $25 million in its alternative-fuel vehicle fleet.

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UPS Trademark Brown Delivery Trucks Go Green

With the purchase of 130 hybrid-electric vehicles, the package delivery company grows its alternative-fuel vehicle fleet and increases its dedication to a “green” fleet.

ROUSH spent the past four years studying the market and talking with fleet managers across the country. The company projects that within 24 months it will sell 10,000 units or more per year. This is a combination of all of the Ford trucks, vans, and cutaways for which it offers propane conversion systems.

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ROUSH CleanTech Drives Propane Forward

Created with fleet in mind, ROUSH’s CleanTech aims to help fleet managers increase the number of “greener” propane autogas-powered vehicles on the road.

Yokohoma’s 703ZL tires are included on the Environmental Protection Agency’s list of SmartWay-verified technologies.

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Tiremakers Go Green with SmartWay

EPA fuel efficiency designation is the hot thing in truck tires. While SmartWay-verified tires are mandated on heavy trucks, medium-duty fleets can also benefit from more fuel-efficient tires.

Tom Armstrong (left), fleet director for ThyssenKrupp Elevator, and Todd Mouw, ROUSH vice president of sales and marketing, revealed the fleet’s propane-powered van at the 2010 Green Fleet Conference.

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Test Drives Propane Vehicles

ThyssenKrupp Elevator will roll out its initial propane-powered fleet vehicles in Phoenix by the end of 2010.

Kraft requires all carriers to shut off tractor engines while parked at its shipping locations.

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Kraft Foods Pursues Sustanability with Steps 'Big & Small'

The food company eliminated more than 50 million truck miles globally and took the equivalent of more than 50,000 truck shipments off the road between 2005 and 2009, significantly reducing fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.

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What Fleet Managers Should Know About Idle Limiters

Automatically controlling idling with engine idle limiters can help produce fuel economy savings, lower maintenance costs, and diminish a fleet’s carbon footprint.

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How Does the 2010 EPA Standard Impact Fleet Biodiesel Use?

The EPA’s 2010 standard calls for reductions in nitrogen oxide emissions by 83 percent from the 2007 mandate. Industry experts discuss the new standard’s impact on NOx levels, engine performance, and fuel quality.

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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