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Celebrating ‘Green’ Successes

Public sector fleets want to be environmentally friendly, but are often hamstrung trying to balance contradicting political, environmental, and financial issues when procuring green vehicles. At the upcoming 2011 Green Fleet Conference, we will announce our 40 Sustainability All-Stars, who prove that where there is a will, there is way to green your fleet, despite the obstacles.

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Low Cost or No-Cost Green Fleet Strategies

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.

Seattle Named No. 1 Government Green Fleet

Use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, as well as fuel reduction strategies and a Green Fleet coordinator, are some reasons the City of Seattle was recognized as the No. 1 Government Green Fleet in North America.

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.

HyPower Digger Derrick System

WATERTOWN, SD - Terex Utilities introduced the latest addition to its extensive green Hypower hybrid product line in the form of a Commander 4047 digger derrick.

Verizon Continues to Expand its Green Fleet

Verizon recently launched a comprehensive sustainability program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve energy. Previous efforts reduced CO2 emissions by more than 793 million lbs.

Converging Trends to Reconfigure Light-Duty Vehicle Composition of Public Sector Fleets

Multiple trends are converging that will ultimately reconfigure the future composition of light-duty fleet assets. A new era of police packages will commence with the 2012-MY. The ongoing mandates to acquire more "carbon friendly" vehicles necessitates the acquisition of more non-traditional fleet vehicles. Another converging trend is the embryonic emergence of greater numbers of EVs and PHEVs in future fleet service. The implications of these changes are far-reaching.

CNG Fuels 'Green' Victory for Culver City

The City of Culver City, Calif.’s use of compressed natural gas (CNG) helped the fleet gain national recognition as a green leader, most recently the title of #1 Government Green Fleet in North America in 2009.

City of Burbank Refuse Fleet Goes 100% CNG

The Southern California city’s solid refuse fleet is now 100-percent CNG-fueled. While the move to CNG required an infrastructure capital investment, the benefits include lower fuel and maintenance costs, and reduced emissions.

City of Seattle Moves to an All-Green Fleet

Seattle moves full-force toward a 100-percent advanced technology and alt-fuels fleet. The initiative has resulted in better gas mileage, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and a reduction in annual petroleum fuel use.