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.
May 27, 2014
In having staff test hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in commuting applications and planning the installation of a publicly available fueling station, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is helping in the development of an emerging alternative-fuel vehicle.
May 16, 2013
The high cost of gasoline and diesel and a desire to reduce vehicle emissions have led many government agencies to purchase vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). From fleets just starting their investment in the alternative fuel to long-time users looking to expand their CNG fleet, these agencies explain how and why natural gas works for them.
May 16, 2013
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.
March 14, 2013
From location, to environmental considerations, to the type of fuel to dispense, this article addresses key considerations fleet mangers must take into account when planning the construction of a fueling facility.
June 1, 2012
A variety of easy approaches can yield quantifiable results in greening a fleet, including avoiding unnecessary travel and using alternative-fuel vehicles. Tactics used by the states of West Virginia and Oklahoma are shared, including leveraging existing state natural resources.
June 1, 2011
Budget is the No.1 challenge facing government fleets. Everything a fleet does revolves around money — equipment, facilities, staff, vehicles, parts, tools, fuel, etc. Other challenges include extended cycling, resources to maintain aging assets, and staff burn-out.
November 8, 2010
Applying basic best practices such as right-sizing and idling reduction are effective approaches to trimming fuel costs. Using a web-based data management system, purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles, and relocating a key fueling station are other ways to reduce fuel consumption and man-hours.
June 30, 2010
Government mandates to increase renewable fuels production have prompted a growing use of biodiesel. Industry groups are setting standards for quality and monitoring the fuel’s production, transport, and storage.
July 1, 2008