The commercial transportation industry is at a critical inflection point. While diesel and gasoline have dominated for decades, we are now approaching a new era where clean and advanced vehicle technologies can compete on performance, range, and an overall total cost of ownership—all while delivering significant environmental sustainability benefits. Until now, there has not been a comprehensive, technology-neutral look at the adoption of sustainable fleet technologies today, and the key trends driving the industry forward.
The State of Sustainable Fleets report, authored by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) and produced with support from the report’s title sponsors Daimler Trucks North America, Penske Transportation Solutions, Shell Oil Company, and supporting sponsor Exelon Corporation, is the first technology-neutral, comprehensive industry resource that examines five fuel and vehicle technologies across eight medium- and heavy-duty transportation sectors. Each sponsor that partnered with GNA to produce this report continues to drive the industry forward through their own bold initiatives and innovative technologies.
Single Resource for All Transportation Stakeholders
Fleet managers, OEMs, technology providers, energy suppliers, and other stakeholders will now have a single resource to help understand the state of these new technologies and evaluate future opportunities for economic and environmental sustainability.
One aspect that makes the State of Sustainable Fleets report unique is that it sources data from interviews and surveys with on-road fleets across the U.S. to provide insights into the current and future adoption of natural gas, propane, battery electric, and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, against a baseline of diesel and gasoline vehicles. The State of Sustainable Fleets analysis covers public, private, and for-hire fleets, including school, municipal/shuttle, urban delivery, refuse, utility, transit, short-haul, and long-haul sectors.
To provide sector-specific insights into each fuel and technology, GNA has partnered with the leading industry trade associations to contribute forward-looking industry perspectives for each chapter.