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Modifying Driver Behavior: The 'Last Mile' in Greening a Fleet

If you are constrained by equipment limitations, the "last mile" to achieving corporate sustainability objectives is modifying driver behavior. This is possibly the greatest opportunity available to fleet managers to green their fleets.

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Hybrids: Eco or Ego?

A thorough emissions analysis will answer the question.

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.

GM Lays Out the Plan for Fleet

In July 2009, General Motors was reborn with four core brands and an eye toward the future. GM’s fleet chief, Brian Small, discusses how a leaner — and greener — GM plans to meet the needs of commercial buyers in the years to come.

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.

Staples Fleet Tests Diesel-Electric Viability

Staples’ ongoing mission to green its fleet included a pilot program for diesel-electric hybrid trucks — with mixed results.

Shareholder Pressure for Carbon Disclosure Puts Corporate Fleets in the Cross Hairs

A record number of resolutions were filed during the 2009 proxy season by investor groups to get companies to voluntarily disclose data about their "carbon footprints," which includes the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused directly and indirectly by their operations. These investors argue companies that disclose and mitigate GHG emissions will be rewarded with higher valuations and a lower cost of capital. At many companies, fleet represents a sizeable percent of their carbon footprint.

GREEN FLEET: 2010 Prius Raises More than Its Roof

In addition to a newly shaped roof designed to provide more headroom for backseat passengers, the 2010 model also boasts a higher combined fuel economy of 50 miles per gallon.

GREEN FLEET: Real-World Strategies: A Blueprint for a Greener Future

As more regulations are put in place to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the “going green” movement continues to expand, here are a few strategies fleets have used to green their operations.

Fleet Interest in Environmental Issues Grows; Challenges Remain

PHH Arval conducts an annual environmental survey of public and private sector managers. Eighty percent of the surveyed fleet managers reported a growing interest in fleets’ environmental impact at their companies.