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Fleet Webinar Explores Going Green

At last fall’s online discussion, presented by Bobit Business Media, industry experts discussed the benefits and difficulties of taking a fleet green.

Fleet Manager Jim McClung shows off the City's Toyota Prius.

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Charlottesville Goes 'Green'

A city initiative to become more environmentally responsible prompted the Charlottesville Fire Department to pilot-test a Ford Escape Hybrid as an emergency response vehicle.

New York City’s Department of Sanitation invested $2.9 million to build a state-of-the-art CNG station on its own property.

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Two NYC Agencies Invest in CNG and Hybrid Power Alternatives

CNG-powered street sweepers and hybrid buses help New York City’s Department of Sanitation and the NYC Transit tackle cost and environment issues.

Determining fleet reductions seems simple enough, but "the devil is in the details." A key factor to be considered is whether the vehicle is essential to operations.

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Strategic Actions: Simultaneous Fleet Reduction and Greening

More fuel-efficient methods can be used to power fleet vehicles. However, fleet reductions can be a confusing process, and requires careful thought and calculation.

B-100 biodiesel is received via tanker, into heated and insulated storage tanks, direct from the producer.

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The City of Fayetteville Converts to Biodiesel

After several years in the making, the City of Fayetteville, Ark.’s attempts to convert its diesel-powered vehicles to biodiesel have become a reality. Last June, out of 545 fleet vehicles, 52 percent were converted to biodiesel.

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Green Fleet Initiatives Mushroom

Public fleets have been steadily increasing the use of alt fuels through “greening” initiatives. Together, these cities, counties, federal departments, and states are working to help keep the air clean for years and generations to come.

The Quicksider EV delivery van displays its kneeling capabilities during its introduction.

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Purolator Courier Goes 'Green' with New Electric Delivery Vehicle

Urban package delivery routes usually include lots of stops and starts, but require relatively little long-range driving. Purolator Courier is developing the Quicksider EV, an electric green solution.

Odyne partnered with utility equipment manufacturer Dueco to develop an electric-powered aerial lift truck that can operate up to eight hours on one charge.

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Hybrid Lift Truck Helps Utilities Clean the Air

On the job, lift trucks often have to spend the day idling. A plug-in hybrid lift truck can cut much of that fuel use and emissions, while maintaining complete usability.

Medium-duty trucks such as this GMC Topkick can be ordered with the LPI fuel system.

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Propane Cleans Up Medium-Duty Trucks

Not only does propane offer lower capital costs than diesel power, but tax credits are also available for the resulting low-emission vehicles.

High fuel prices have taken an especially hard toll on fleets, in which larger vehicles consume more gasoline. Various efforts to maximize fuel are discussed.

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How to Maximize Fuel Efficiency

Truck fleet fuel saving strategies include right-sized vehicles, alt-fuel use, and driver education.

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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