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2014 Green Fleet Conference and Expo

Green Feet Conference and Expo October 29 to 30th 2014

Green Fleet Conference and Expo (GFC) is the largest gathering of fleet professionals interested in advancing their knowledge about alternative fuels and increasing fuel efficiency for cars, light-medium- and heavy duty trucks.

The 2014 Green Fleet Conference and Expo will be October 29 t 30th at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.

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EDUCATION
– Out-of-the box, interactive sessions with facilitated group discussions and problem solving.
– A First Timer’s Orientation for a quick overview on green fleet industry basics to precede the more advanced sessions.
– Hear from association experts on Gas, Diesel, Hybrid, Electric, Propane, Bio-fuels, Natural Gas and Hydrogen
– Heavy Duty Green Symposium with education dedicated to Class 8 trucks

EXHIBITS
The Green Fleet Conference & Expo is proud to provide your “brick and mortar” marketplace with an expanded exhibit hall. You’ll experience the latest product and technology innovations and services the green fleet industry has to offer. The exhibit hall is truly a one-stop resource for all green vehicle and truck fleet professionals.

RIDE AND DRIVE EVENT
Green Fleet Conference & Expo’s Ride and Drive Event is the most extensive in the nation. Billed as an event within an event, all attendees get the opportunity to test drive the latest alternative fuel vehicles from the most prominent worldwide manufacturers while enjoying music, prize giveaways and a competitive obstacle course. You’ll have the chance to get in the driver’s seat and see the newest technology in action.

NETWORKING
Designed to facilitate dialogue both in the classroom and in a more informal setting, the Green Fleet Conference & Expo’s networking agenda is designed to connect you with the most influential group of fleet management […]

By |October 19th, 2014|Commercial Trucking Industry|Comments Off on 2014 Green Fleet Conference and Expo

Alternative Fuel Tool for Fleet Owners

Alternative Fuel Article
Feds Develop Alt-Fuel Analytical Tool

Fleet Magazine recently posted an interesting article about the Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool.

Several federal environmental agencies have developed an online calculator for fleet managers that helps estimate gasoline usage, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutant emissions, and the cost of ownership of vehicles.

The Argonne National Laboratory and Clean Cities have released the Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) tool, which uses simple spreadsheet inputs. The AFLEET tool provides three calculation methods.

First, the Simple Payback Calculator estimates a simple payback of the purchase of a new alternative-fuel vehicle compared to a conventional counterpart. The calculator factors in acquisition and annual operating costs, as well as average annual petroleum use, greenhouse gases, and air pollutant emissions.

The tool also offers the Total Cost of Ownership Calculator, which estimates the net present value of operating and fixed costs over the years of planned ownership of a new vehicle, as well as lifetime petroleum use, greenhouse gases, and air pollutant emissions.

Lastly, the Fleet Energy and Emissions Footprint Calculator estimates the annual petroleum use, greenhouse gases, and air pollutant emissions of existing and new vehicles, taking into consideration that older vehicles typically have higher air pollutant emission rates than newer ones.

The tool uses data from Argonne’s Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) fuel-cycle model to generate well-to-wheels petroleum use and greenhouse emission coefficients for key fuel production pathways and vehicle types.

In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Motor Vehicle Emission Simulator and certification data are used to estimate tailpipe air pollutant emissions. Various sources are used to provide default cost data, including the Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Price Report and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act awards.

The AFLEET tool’s spreadsheet and […]

By |November 9th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Alternative Fuel Tool for Fleet Owners