Facebook     LinkedIn     Twitter     Google Plus     Jobs     RSS

Business Fleet - Current Articles

July 2007, Business Fleet - Feature

The Green Advantage

by - Also by this author

SHARING TOOLS        | Print Subscribe

Companies now see “going green” as a business strategy – an opportunity to reduce risk, cut costs, burnish image and even increase competitive advantage. PHH Arval recently conducted a survey of public and private sector managers on environmental issues as they relate to fleet. Key findings from this survey follow. For more information visit phharval.com or call 800 ONLY PHH.

Exploring opportunities to green a fleet


Government fleet managers are significantly ahead of their private sector counterparts when it comes to greening their fleets. While right-sizing was the top strategy looked at by government fleet managers, it came in fourth with corporate fleet managers.

Hybrids topped the list among private sectors. Historically, hybrids have had limited availability and price premiums. Not surprisingly, greenhouse gas offsets were the least explored option. With increased media coverage on this topic, this is starting to change.

Barriers to improving environmental performance of fleet

Eighty-nine percent of corporate fleet managers and 79 percent of government fleet managers who looked at hybrids cited costs and availability of appropriate vehicles as barriers.

Human factors were smaller, but still significant. Driver attitudes were more of an issue for government fleets (35 percent vs. 18 percent), and lack of executive interest was more of an issue in the private sector (20 percent vs. 12 percent.


More tools needed


In order to develop a successful fleet environmental program, companies need to understand their fleets’ environmental footprints and be able to measure the impact of the changes they make to the fleet. However, more than half of corporate fleet managers said they do not have the tools they need to measure environmental changes to the fleet.

Large numbers of managers also reported they do not have the tools to select the best vehicles and to influence driver behavior, both key components of improving the environmental performance of a fleet.

Your Comment

Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:
Your Name:  
Your Email:  

E-NEWSLETTER

Authoritative & Targeted! We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry. Subscribe to one or all of them...they're FREE. SUBSCRIBE!

View the latest eNews DRIVING FORCE

ARTICLE ARCHIVE SEARCH

Popular Tags:

Fleet Job Finder


Save time and money. Search for fleet jobs. Advance your career. Access our career coaching services

Job Seekers

  Post your resume & manage your job search.

Employers

  Post jobs & search top quality resumes.

Featured Jobs

BLOG

Driving Notes

Paul Clinton
2015 Hyundai Sonata Sedan

By Paul Clinton
The Hyundai Sonata hasn't established a large footprint in the commercial fleet world, yet the 2015 model of this mid-size sedan may be poised to gain greater traction with its appealing exterior styling, stout highway fuel economy, and bevy of interior features.

2015 Mazda6 GT Sedan

By Mike Antich
The Mazda6 represents an ideal model for the commercial fleet market and, after spending several days in the vehicle, I can see where it can excel in meeting commercial fleet applications, especially as a sales or reward vehicle.

2015 Chevrolet Trax Compact SUV

By Steven Martinez

2015 Toyota Camry XSE Sedan

By Adam Pringle

Market Trends

Mike Antich
The Danger of Lower Fuel Prices

By Mike Antich
The recent drop in fuel prices has been as breathtaking as earlier run-up in prices. If sustained, these reduced fuel prices will begin to make a dent in overall fleet fuel expenditures.

Are Ride Sharing & Car Sharing New Fleet Management Options?

By Mike Antich
The role of ride-sharing and car sharing services in fleet operations, is a growing topic of conversation in Europe and China. With this as a backdrop, what future role will car sharing services have in U.S. fleet operations?

Ruminating About the Medium-Duty Truck Market

By Mike Antich

10 Factors Driving Commercial Fleet Vehicle Acquisitions

By Mike Antich

Auto Focus

Chris Brown
5 Predictions for Car Rental in 2015

By Chris Brown
Next year’s mechanics hinge on plentiful new car supply and a softening used car market.

Premieres and Trends at the LA Auto Show

By Chris Brown
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show featured less green-speak and more driving excitement aimed at younger buyers. Get ready for more compact crossovers, as Mazda, Honda, Fiat, Volkswagen and Scion launch brand-new models next year.

Hertz’s Earnings News: Rapid Reaction

By Chris Brown

Assessing the Plusses and Minuses of Today’s Market

By Chris Brown

STORE

$5.00

Business Fleet - January/February 2014

In This Issue:
Here are some of the Highlights:

  • Got Compliance
  • Vehicle Valuation 101
  • Cabovers Gain Popularity in Medium-Duty Truck Fleets
    And much more…