Government Fleet  is celebrating Earth Day with a roundup of stories geared toward greener fleet operations.  -  Photo: Government Fleet/Canva

Government Fleet is celebrating Earth Day with a roundup of stories geared toward greener fleet operations.

Photo: Government Fleet/Canva

Public sector fleets are constantly facing pressures from their governments to find more sustainable ways to operate. This Earth Day, Government Fleet has a roundup of stories geared toward sustainability so you can see how other fleets are moving toward more green operations.

Breaking Down the Basics: 10 Things to Know About Renewable Fuel

Tyes of renewable fuel include ethanol, biodiesel, biogas, and renewable diesel.   -  Photo: Government Fleet/Canva

Tyes of renewable fuel include ethanol, biodiesel, biogas, and renewable diesel. 

Photo: Government Fleet/Canva

If you’re looking to dive into the world of using renewable fuel, there’s a lot to learn. Adopting the use of renewable fuels is one step many fleet managers are taking toward sustainability. In this article, we share 10 things you need to know before taking the leap toward greener fuel.

Small Steps Toward Big Impacts with Emissions Tracking

Fleets that track and manage emissions have a great opportunity to be good stewards to their community and the planet.  -  Photo: Canva

Fleets that track and manage emissions have a great opportunity to be good stewards to their community and the planet.

Photo: Canva

Zero-emissions vehicles don’t produce emissions; it’s in the name. But did you know there are still emissions related to producing the electricity used to charge them? In this article, learn about the impact emissions production has on ZEVs.

How to Achieve Driver Idling Behavior Reductions in Government Fleets

The funders of an idle reduction behavior modification program (i.e. city administrators) are often disconnected from the fleet management department regarding the cost dynamics of idling and the net benefits of an effective program.  -  Photo: GoGreen

The funders of an idle reduction behavior modification program (i.e. city administrators) are often disconnected from the fleet management department regarding the cost dynamics of idling and the net benefits of an effective program.

Photo: GoGreen

Idling is a necessary evil for some fleet operators based on their unique job functions, so it can’t be slashed entirely. But there are certain practices fleet managers can put into play to make a dent in idle time. In this article, Ron Zima of GoGreen Communications shares ways to reduce idle time, starting with the vehicle operators.

Navigating the Switch to EVs: A Basic Guide

With the transition from ICE vehicles to EVs comes a new responsibility: charging the vehicles. While ICEvehicles can be fueled at any time, EVs cannot always be charged instantaneously.  -  Photo: Canva/Government Fleet

With the transition from ICE vehicles to EVs comes a new responsibility: charging the vehicles. While ICEvehicles can be fueled at any time, EVs cannot always be charged instantaneously.

Photo: Canva/Government Fleet

When it comes to vehicle electrification, there’s a whole lot to learn. And the plethora of information can be overwhelming. This article gives you the basics you need to know on beginning the process of transitioning away from ICE vehicles and toward electric vehicles (EVs). Plus, read why one industry expert says it might be worth still considering plug-in hybrids.

A Tale of Two Cities: The EV Infrastructure Switch

Alexandria's Fleet Management Division is exploring ways to incorporate “green practices” aligned with the city’s sustainability goals. The city is demoing a Mack electric refuse truck, pictured here.  -  Photo: City of Alexandria

Alexandria's Fleet Management Division is exploring ways to incorporate “green practices” aligned with the city’s sustainability goals. The city is demoing a Mack electric refuse truck, pictured here.

Photo: City of Alexandria

Purchasing the EVs is only half the battle. Ensuring you have the infrastructure in place is vital. The road to adding the infrastructure needed to power EVs can be a bumpy one. Strap in and read about the journey and challenges from two seasoned fleet managers.

How to Educate Drivers on Electric Vehicle Safety

EVs are held to the same safety standards as ICE vehicles, and drivers must understand the differences in engine noise, acceleration, and braking.  -  Photo: Maxim Hopman on Unsplash

EVs are held to the same safety standards as ICE vehicles, and drivers must understand the differences in engine noise, acceleration, and braking.

Photo: Maxim Hopman on Unsplash

Operating EVs is an entirely different beast many fleet managers experience as they introduce the new vehicle technology to their drivers. In this story, learn ways to teach your drivers best practices for operating these new and exciting vehicles. Read about some of the key differences in EVs and ICE vehicles, plus advice on educating drivers.

What Makes a Fleet Shop Sustainable?

The Madison fleet facility cost $33 million and has a number of sustainable features. Pictured is the front entrance.  -  Photo: City of Madison

The Madison fleet facility cost $33 million and has a number of sustainable features. Pictured is the front entrance.

Photo: City of Madison

It’s not just about the cars. Increased sustainability can also be achieved through making changes to your fleet facility. In this article, a fleet manager shares practical ways he has made his facility more green.

Want to share about your fleet's sustainability efforts? Think we missed an important topic? Email us and tell us about it! Email Government Fleet Associate Editor Christy Grimes at christy.grimes@bobit.com.

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Christy Grimes

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Christy Grimes is a Senior Editor at Bobit, working on Automotive Fleet Government Fleet publications.

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