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Kum & Go Opens Its First-Ever CNG Station
on 12 May 2015
Kum & Go, an Iowa-based convenience store chain and retail fuel provider, has opened its first compressed natural gas (CNG) station. Located at an existing Kum & Go spot at 1220 E. Robinson Ave. in Springdale, Ark., the facility now features two newly installed CNG dispensers. Kum & Go was tapped last year to receive state incentives for the project, [read more]
Major Fleets Save Millions with Fuel Efficiency Tech
on 06 May 2015
Fourteen fleets operating more than 53,000 tractors and 160,000 trailers achieved fuel savings of $477 million in 2014 by adopting a variety of fuel efficiency technologies, according to the Annual Fleet Fuel Study released by the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE). NACFE says these fleets represent a growing focus on fuel efficiency in the industry. The fleet improvements [read more]
Performance Ride and Drive Highlights Alt-Fuel Vehicles
on 05 May 2015
Attendees of the recent 2015 Green Transportation Summit and Expo in Portland, Ore., had a chance to take a variety of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for a spin at the Portland International Raceway during the conference's Performance Ride and Drive event. It was a great opportunity for fleet managers looking to expand their use of AFVs to see the latest [read more]
What Does CA's New Emissions Target Have in Store for the Transportation Sector?
on 01 May 2015
California Gov. Jerry Brown made headlines nationwide this week after establishing a new and ambitious goal to cut the state's greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions, but how might the directive affect the California clean transportation industry? In an executive order announced Wednesday, the governor set a target that the state reduce its emissions 40% below 1990 levels by 2030. That serves as [read more]
Ohio Reps Reintroduce Alt-Fuel Incentives Bill
on 30 Apr 2015
Ohio State Reps. Sean J. O'Brien, D-Bazetta, and Dave Hall, R-Millersburg, have teamed up again to reintroduce bipartisan legislation to incentivize the use of alternative fuels in the state. On Wednesday afternoon, the two lawmakers and colleagues held a joint press conference at the offices of Clean Fuels Ohio, a statewide nonprofit organization that promotes alternative fuels, to officially announce [read more]
Getting a Handle on Alt-Fuel Vehicle Facility Upgrades
on 27 Apr 2015
Due to the potentially hazardous nature of many alternative fuels - including compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), propane autogas and hydrogen - fleet managers thinking of upgrading their facilities to service alt-fuel vehicles must be prepared to contend with complex code requirements and other issues as early in the process as possible. During last week's Green Transportation [read more]
How Propane Autogas Is Panning Out for a N.Y. School District
on 27 Apr 2015
When it comes to transportation costs, school districts throughout New York State are constantly searching for ways to improve efficiency. At Washingtonville Central School District, located in Washingtonville, N.Y., we found that changing our bus fuel has improved finances and positioned us as a leader in environmental initiatives and a model for the community. We operate an 89-bus fleet to [read more]
Coalition Sues Minnesota over Biodiesel Mandate
on 22 Apr 2015
A coalition of vehicle and fuel industry organizations has filed suit in federal court against Minnesota to eliminate the state's biodiesel content mandate. The groups include the Minnesota Trucking Association, Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, American Petroleum Institute, and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers. They claim the mandate is likely raising fueling costs for all diesel vehicles [read more]
The 10 Best Green Cars: Which Made This Year's Cut?
on 20 Apr 2015 email the content item print the content item
In Kelley Blue Book's just released 10 Best Green Cars of 2015, the all-electric BMW i3 has taken the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row. Each year, the editors compile a list of the most efficient vehicles available and then pick 10 standouts "boasting the best combinations of efficiency, value and overall appeal" and featuring [read more]
Fleet Sustainability Program Rolled out by NAFA, CALSTART
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NAFA Fleet Management Association, in conjunction with clean-transportation nonprofit CALSTART, has launched a new sustainability accreditation program to encourage fleet fuel efficiency and improved emissions. The Sustainable Fleet Accreditation Program features a four-tier rating system that evaluates fleets based on their environmental performance. "With this new program, fleets will be able to measure, manage and improve," explains Bill Van Amburg, [read more]
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