FleetAnswers, Calstart team to provide green truck data

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Updated Sep 17, 2010

Calstart, a clean transportation technology and policy consortium, and FleetAnswers, a secure networking community for fleet professionals, announced that the two have joined forces to bring the most up-to-date information regarding green truck technology and fleet benchmarking data to the companies that need it.

FleetAnswers will be the benchmarking partner for Calstart, and Calstart will serve as the green fleet expert for FleetAnswers, with Calstart Senior Vice President Bill Van Amburg as the consulting resource.

Calstart is known for the Hybrid Truck Users Forum (HTUF), a collection of advanced truck users with fleets ranging from Class 8 to refuse to parcel delivery. Calstart says it has the capabilities and expertise to guide fleets in greening their operations, selecting and implementing new technology, and measuring the benefits. FleetAnswers’ benchmarking data will play a critical role in assessment, monitoring and ROI calculation.

FleetAnswers has focused on benchmarking large, diverse fleets for nearly 10 years. Through a nationally recognized methodology, FleetAnswers says it ensures a reliable comparison of industry-specific benchmarking metrics with an emphasis on tracking alternative fuel vehicle performance data.

“FleetAnswers can deliver uniquely powerful data, and Calstart can provide the analyses and consulting assistance fleets need to make smart cost-effective improvements,” says Mike Ippoliti, director of Calstart’s Clean Tech Consulting Group. “This partnership is not only a win-win for FleetAnswers and Calstart, but a win-win for fleets and our nation. Fleets can save on fuel, and the country will benefit from reduced petroleum consumption, cleaner air and more high-quality jobs.”

“Our emphasis on the collection and analysis of alternative fuel data makes us an ideal solution for Calstart members seeking to understand their fleet’s alternative fuel vehicle performance,” says Brooke Rymer, product manager for FleetAnswers. “Through this partnership, FleetAnswers and Calstart serve as a single source for obtaining the necessary data and information to educate organizations about the performance of existing and emerging alternative transportation solutions.”