TAG: fuel

Throwback Thursday: January 2004

May 8, 2014By

You’re familiar with the terms, and you surely have heard them this month: “The busy season.”  “The grind.”  “Spring pressure.” Do you sense a nerve-wracking undertone from them? A solution to that is productivity—a term the cover story from the January 2004 issue of Landscape Management efficiently expands on. Titled “Productivity tips” by then-Contributor George Witterschein, the story lists 10... read more

Fleetmatics publishes first FleetBeat Report

April 28, 2014By

Fleetmatics Group issued the first edition of its FleetBeat Report, which outlines the economic impact of telematics adoption by commercial fleets and provides benchmarks for fleet operators. “The financial and environmental benefits outlined in FleetBeat are profound,” said Jim Travers, Fleetmatics CEO and chairman of the board. “Saving $2.2 billion annually on fuel costs means putting a huge amount of... read more

GIE+Expo buzzes about fuel, but not because of prices

November 1, 2012By

Though the official show attendance figures have yet to be released, exhibitors at the GIE+Expo, held in Louisville, Ky., Oct. 24-26, reported a busier event than in the past few years. Organizers and observers attribute the traffic to a few factors, including a new “dealer day” format on the show’s opening day, 80-degree temperatures on day two and cold, rainy... read more

CoCal chooses propane-fueled mowers

September 12, 2012By
Logo: CoCal Landscape

DENVER—CoCal Landscape, which ranked No. 112 on this year’s LM 150 with $11,350,000 in 2011 revenue, has purchased 84 propane-fueled lawn mowers—replacing nearly 90% of its entire gasoline mower fleet. CoCal chose propane-powered mowers because the domestic-fuel reduces emissions compared with gasoline-fueled mowers. Compared with gasoline, propane offers a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, cuts carbon monoxide by more than 80%,... read more