CARB Proposes Plan Reducing Emissions to 40% Below 1990 Levels

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January 24, 2017
<p><em>Photo of dynamic radar cruise control courtesy of Toyota.</em></p> 2017 Fleet Management Trends: Safety Tech

Commercial fleets seeking to reduce distracted driving and the associated risks are requesting more semi-autonomous features with leased vehicles such as forward braking, as well as other safety aides such as backup cameras, Bluetooth, and adaptive headlines.

<p><em>Photo: Tom Berg</em></p> CARB Proposes Plan Reducing Emissions to 40% Below 1990 Levels

The California Air Resources Board has released a Proposed Scoping Plan that sets new goals for the state to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 40% below 1990 levels by 2030.

<p><em>Photo of City of Long Beach's existing CNG fueling infrastructure by Thi Dao.</em></p> New CNG Fueling Tech Cuts Infrastructure Costs

A compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling vendor has introduced technology it says significantly reduces the cost of installing CNG fueling infrastructure for a time-fill application. The technology has been adopted by a large commercial fleet.

<p><em>Photo via Wikimedia.</em></p> Gasoline Prices Slip with Production Boost

The national average price of unleaded gasoline fell to $2.31 per gallon for the week ending Jan. 23, as U.S. oil production continues to increase, according to AAA.

<p><strong>Still from a <a href="" target="_blank">YouTube vide</a>o of a Tesla S model owner using the vehicle's autopilot mode.</strong></p> Tesla AutoPilot Crash Investigation Yields Autonomous Tech Insights

The government has closed its investigation into a fatal crash between a Tesla on AutoPilot and a tractor-trailer that raised questions about the safety of autonomous vehicles, and the report offers a number of insights into the advanced driver assist technologies on the path to “self-driving” vehicles.

<p><em>Photo courtesy of IIHS.</em></p> Audi A3 Named IIHS Top Safety Pick+

The car’s elevation from Top Safety Pick comes after IIHS obtained A3s with different lighting systems for headlight testing.

<p><em>Wheeler</em></p> American Red Cross Fleet Unit Hires One, Promotes Two

The American Red Cross has hired additional staff for its enterprise fleet management unit.

Mike Antich
Editor and Associate Publisher
Market Trends
Why the Fleet Manager Should be the Gatekeeper to Procurement

The strategic procurement process typically involves a multifunctional sourcing team. This cross-functional team often designates a “gatekeeper” responsible for controlling the flow of information to the group. When selecting a fleet supplier, I strongly believe the fleet manager needs to be the gatekeeper. Here are the arguments supporting this assertion.

Chris Brown
Executive Editor
Driving Notes
2017 VW Golf Alltrack SEL

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is a Golf SportWagen, but brawnier, with VW’s 4Motion all-wheel-drive as standard.

The Model S is 196 inches long, 86.2 inches wide, and has a wheelbase of 116.5 inches.
Tesla's Model S P100D
In addition to managing the various racing competitions, the driving instructors at the BMW Performance Center West were available to take fleet attendees for white-knuckle-hot laps in a BMW M5.
BMW's Corporate Performance Drive
Chris Conroy, president of ARI, spoke on how technology is transforming how fleets do business.
ARI's Best in Fleet Symposium
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When Is Self-Managing Your Fleet the Best Option?

4 Ways You Can Use GPS Tracking to Help Increase Productivity and Eliminate Payroll Issues

Using Gamification to Improve Driver Behavior

Using Fleet Tracking to Reduce Fuel Costs

Why Payment Networks Matter: A Fleet Manager's Guide to Proprietary Fuel Cards

6 Ways to Maximize Vehicle Uptime

Advancing Preventive Maintenance

How to Select a Telematics Provider

Predictive Analytics: Shedding New Light on Hidden High-Risk Fleet Drivers

How to Deal with Driver Objections to Motor Pool

Increasing Profitability With Telematics: COI vs. ROI

Ford to Auction One-of-a-Kind F-150 Raptor for Charity

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