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Obama Signs Policy Calling for Truck Fuel Economy Standards
Thursday, May 27, 2010 (1624 reads)

At a White House Rose Garden ceremony, President Obama signed a policy calling on two federal agencies to develop national standards for fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions for medium and heavy trucks, according to truckinginfo.com.

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Congress Learning About Hybrid Work Trucks
Friday, May 21, 2010 (1500 reads)

In June, the House Science and Technology’s Energy and Environment Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the state of plug-in hybrid technologies being developed for medium- to heavy-duty commercial vehicle applications. The full committee later favorably reported on H.R. 6323 that would make available government funding for companies developing plug-in hybrid work trucks.

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“Green” as a Strategy for Recovery and Growth
Friday, May 21, 2010 (1459 reads)

Throughout my career, I have seen industry cycles come and go. I’ve always been impressed by the companies that not only survive, but actually excel when business cycles begin. I now realize that this does not occur by accident — it’s the result of a planned set of strategies and actions.

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Your Customers Are Going Green — Part Two
Friday, May 21, 2010 (1483 reads)

The first article in this two-part series of “Fleet Perspective” (see part one in the April 2009 issue of NTEA News) addressed how many of your fleet customers are seeking ways to “green” their operations. I have since participated in a National Association of Fleet Administrators fleet management conference and an American Public Works Association regional conference — both of which had a “green” focus. (In fact, APWA’s official theme was “Green is Groovy.”) Most fleet managers I met at these events said one of the ways they’re going green is by reducing fuel consumption.

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Energy Demands Increase, New Technologies Respond
Friday, May 21, 2010 (1538 reads)

At this year’s Hybrid Truck & Alternative Fuels Summit, held during the 44th Annual NTEA Convention in February, Under Secretary of Energy Clarence Albright, Jr. discussed the pressures faced by the work truck industry as a result of increased global energy demands.

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Governments Pushing Green Vehicle Advances
Friday, May 21, 2010 (1592 reads)

Oil prices have dropped to levels that would have been hard to believe just six months ago, but don’t let that affect your long-term planning. As the economy recovers, so too will fuel prices. It’s important that advances continue in the commercial production of trucks with increased efficiency and new technologies. Markets and governments will call for more fuel efficiency.

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Strategies for Implementing, Selling and Measuring Green
Friday, May 21, 2010 (1532 reads)

Green is a topic of almost every conversation and meeting in which I am involved. Given the day-to-day challenges we all face, it’s refreshing to discuss green initiatives with NTEA members because these conversations are overwhelmingly positive.

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Green Work Trucks
Friday, May 21, 2010 (1452 reads)

It was not hard to find the color “green” at The Work Truck Show® 2009, held in conjunction with the 45th Annual NTEA Convention March 3–6, 2009 in Chicago, IL. This year, the NTEA increased its focus on “green” products and technologies, helping attendees learn the latest information on this growing industry trend.

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Your Customers are Going Green
Friday, May 21, 2010 (1537 reads)

What is Green?
Most people believe green vehicles are simply hybrids. Some individuals will also include vehicles that utilize a clean alternative fuel. Most fleet managers, however, have a much broader definition encompassing any vehicle that consumes significantly less fuel while doing the same job. Moreover, fleets are now considering the materials and processes used to build and maintain their vehicles when greening their operations.

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Supreme Drives Green Initiatives to Meet Customer Needs, Navigate Industry Changes
Friday, May 21, 2010 (1460 reads)

The truck equipment industry is experiencing a rollercoaster of technology innovations for vocational truck applications. Companies are developing more and more green initiatives to meet the growing trend of reducing fuel usage and environmental impacts.

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