Automotive Fleet

NOV 2013

Magazine for the car and truck fleet and leasing industry

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2013 GREEN FLEET CONFERENCE IS A HIT WITH AT TENDEES Fleet managers from around the country converged on Phoenix to learn about sustainability, network, and test drive alt-fuel vehicles. BY CHRIS WOLSKI M ore than 600 feet managers and stakeholders invested in feet sustainability took part at this year's Green Fleet Conference in Phoenix, which was held October 1-2 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Te conference was kicked of by Washington, D.C., Attorney Kipp Coddington with the timely topic of "What Should You Expect in President Obama's Second Term?" Te answer, according to Coddington, in a word is "gridlock," a connection made even more relevant due to that morning's shutdown of the federal government. Concurrent sessions were organized around several learning tracks, including the frst-ever heavy-duty truck track, giving attendees an opportunity to drill down into the nuts and bolts of reducing idling, how to implement electric vehicles into a feet, and getting the lowdown on the new green trucks being introduced on the market. Also, during the October 2 breakfast, Green Fleet magazine recognized its 40 Sustainability All-Stars. Te Top 100 Government Green Fleets and the ROUSH CleanTech Propane Hero were also honored. AF 46 AUTOMOTIVE FLEET I NOVEMBER 2013 Packed audiences greeted many of the Green Fleet Conference speakers during the two-day event dedicated to feet sustainability efforts. Keynote Speaker Kip Coddington gave attendees an overview of what to expect during President Obama's second term. (L-R) Robin Erickson of Utah Clean Cities, Colleen Crowninshield of Pima Association of Governments, and Laura Palombi of the Clean Energy Coalition discussed how the Clean Cities Program could beneft attendees' feets. During the October 2 breakfast session, Green Fleet magazine recognized its 40 Sustainability All-Stars. Green Fleet Conference Co-Chair and Green Fleet magazine editor Mike Antich (second from left kneeling) poses with some of the All-Stars.

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