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Please Join Us at the Staples World Headquarters
Fourth Annual AltWheels Fleet Day
—  Monday,  September 29th, 2008  - 8:30a to 5:00p  —
Advance Sign-up Required —  includes meals, test drives and workshops )

  • Registration • Agenda • Vehicles/Exhibitors • Directions/Hotel

    Staple Isuzu Hybrid Trucks

AltWheels Fleet Day is a day-long gathering for leaders in fleet management.

If you are a fleet manager looking for new technologies and practical tips for coping with rising fuel costs, come to Fleet Day to learn how to achieve maximal efficiency while making a business case for clean technologies that reduce your fleet's emissions.

Join with leaders in fleet management from the northeast to learn and share best practices for surviving in an over $140/barrel world. Hear how industry leaders such as Staples and Johnson & Johnson, cities like Boston and Keene NH, government agencies like Massport, universities like MIT, and many other industry leaders are dealing with the current challenges.

Discover the latest developments and availability from manufacturers like Ford and Honda, Braun Express and Smith Electric, from fuel providers like Clean Energy. Think outside the barrel with a delivery tricycle. See the first diesel hybrid truck from Isuzu. Experience ride 'n drive opportunities with the GM Volt, Smart Car and other innovative vehicles.

⇒  2008 AltWheels Fleet Day Sponsors

Gold:     Staples, National Grid

Silver:     Dennis K. Burke, Ford Motor Co, General Motors,
Massport, Toyota

Bronze:     American Honda, AVSG, Braun's Express, GE Capital Solutions, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, NAFA-New England, Paul Revere Transportation, Penske Truck Leasing, Smith Electric Vehicles, WTS

Trail Blazer:     Azure Dynamics, Clean Energy, Cummins Northeast, eGo Vehicles, Mass. Environmental Trust, Mazda, New England Gas Association, SAE - New England, Tri State Truck Center

        Please consider being a Fleet Day Sponsor — Sponsor Prospectus
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2008 Fleet Day Co-Hosts
  • NAFA - New England
  • NAFA - New Jersey
  • NAFA - New York
  • MMTA - Massachusetts
  • MMTA - Maine
  • MassHighway
  • Mass. Exec. Office of transportation
  • Massport
  • Maine Dept. of Transportation
  • Granite State Clean Cities
  • Ocean State Clean Cities
  • American Public Works Assoc. NE
  • EPA - SmartWay Transport
  • SAE - New England
  • WTS
  • Register Online Through Noon, Friday 26 September.

    ( Faxed registration forms will be accepted until 3p, Fri. 26 Sept.
    After 3p on Fri the 26th please bring the form and payment
    with you to Fleet Day. )

  • Having Trouble with Online Registraion?
      Download the Flyer and Registration Form
          pdf download    AW08_FleetDay_Form.pdf (136k)

⇒  Charge to Attend Fleet Day 2008  (per person)

Members of Fleet Day      
Co-Host Organizations      
$40 ($65 after Sept. 10th)
Corporate Fleets       $75 ($100 after Sept. 10th)
Municipal Fleets       $65 ($90 after Sept. 10th)
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8:00   Breakfast and Registration
8:30   Welcome
     [ NAFA, Staples, AltWheels ]
8:45   Future of Energy Prices and Fleet Manager Responses
     [ Penske Truck Leasing, Staples ]
9:45   Fleet Fuel and Technology Options:
     What is Available & What's in the Works
     [ Burke Oil, Honda, GM, Clean Energy, Ford ]
11:15   Real World Alternative Fleet Experience:
     What have Fleets Done. Best Tips for Saving Dollars
     in a $4/gallon and higher world
     [ Coca Cola, National Grid, J&J, Wheels, Keene NH,
          Massport, UPS ]
12:30   Lunch and Ride and Drive Opportunities:
     With the latest alternative hybrid, CNG, biodiesel and
     fuel cell options in light duty, medium
     and heavy duty applications.
1:00   Breakout Sessions: Fleet Challenges and Solutions
    •   Light and Medium Duty Fleet Options & Experiences
           [ EDF, Penske, Carrier/UTC, Millipore ]
    •   Heavy Duty Fleet Options & Experiences
           [ EPA-SmartWay, Penske, Hartt, Stop & Shop ]
    •   Municipal/Utility/University Fleets
           [ Framingham MA, Keene NH, Worcester MA, Harvard U. ]
1:45   Breakout Sessions: Best Practices
    •   Idle Reduction Technologies
           [ Braun's Express, Mack Trucks, Malone Specialty ]
    •   Hybrid & Electric Vehicles
           [ EDF, Eaton, Smith Electric ]
    •   AltFuels: Biodiesel, Ethanol, Blends
           [ Burke Oil, Keene NH, Green Mtn. Roasters, EPA ]
    •   The Future of Hydrogen/Fuel Cells
           [ Ford Motor ]
2:30   More Comprehensive Approaches to Green Facilities
     & Green Supply Chains: The World Beyond Fleets
     [ Staples, General Electric Capital Solutions ]
3:15   Closing Remarks — Best Ideas Heard Today
     [ Staples, AltWheels ]
3:30   Ride & Drives and Exhibits Continue /
     Tour of Staples HQ Sustainability Initiatives
4:00   Closing Reception (Refreshments)
5:00   Fleet Day Adjourns
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  • Vehicles on Display/Ride and Drive, and Exhibitors

⇒ Vehicle Showcase   (Subject to change without notice.)


Hybrid/Electric:   Isuzu Hybrid Class 6 Truck (First in America)
Chevy Tahoe Hybrid
Saturn Vue Hybrid (2)
Ford Escape Hybrid (2) (operates 100% on battery power under 30 mph)
Azure Dynamics "Balance" Hybrid Electric Van
Eaton Hybrid Electric Class 6 Vehicle (2)
Eaton Hydraulic Launch Assist Class 7 Truck
Smith Electric Class 7 Electric Truck (First in America)

Fuel Cell/Hydrogen:   Chevy Equinox Fuel Cell (2)
Ford Explorer-Hydrogen Fuel Cell Explorer with six-passenger seating
Ford Focus Fuel Cell
Ford Hydrogen 999  (Display Only)
    (mock up of the fuel cell Fusion that set a land speed record at 207 mph)

Ethanol/Biodiesel:   Chevy Impala E-85 (wrapped)
Chevy Yukon E-85 (wrapped)
Ford F-450 City of Keene Biodiesel truck
Ford FFV E-250 full size van
Dennis K Burke E-85 Corn Ethanol Wrapped pickup
Dennis K Burke "Biodiesel Blender" pickup (wrapped)
Dennis K Burke biofuel delivery truck with farm mural (full wrap)

CNG:   Honda GX CNG
Ford Crown Victoria CNG (AVSG)
Massport 40' CNG Shuttle Bus

Idle Reduction:   Braun's Express Class 8 Tractor and Trailer with Mack Anti-Idling Technology

Small & Efficient:   2008 Smart Car  (Display Only)
Chevy Impala (35 mpg)
eGo Electric Scooters


⇒ Exhibitors   (Subject to change without notice.)


AtlWheels, Azure Dynamics, Clean Energy, General Motors, Ford Motor, Dennis K. Burke, Mass. Environmental Trust, Massport, WTS, MMTA-Mass, NAFA-New England, Ocean State Clean Cities Coalition and more...

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⇒ Directions to the Staples World Headquarters
500 Staples Drive, Framingham MA 01702

  • From the Mass Pike:
    Mass Pike either direction to Exit 12, through the toll booths and bear left onto Rt 9 West. As soon as you get on Rt 9, move as far left as you can and exit left onto Crossing Blvd. Come up to the first traffic light and turn left onto Staples Drive. Go past the first few driveway entrances and a stop sign.
  • From 495:
    Exit 495 at Exit 23A for Rt 9 East. 4 miles, exit onto Crossing Blvd. Turn right off the exit, follow road up and around into the business park. Turn right at the first light onto Staples Drive. Go past the first few driveway entrances and a stop sign.

⇒ Fleet Day Hotels
Framingham, MA

  • Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
    1657 Worcester Road, Framingham MA // www.sheraton.com/framingham // 508-879-7200 // Ask for AltWheels/Fleet Day rate of $122/night for the nights of September 28th & 29th. Rooms will be held until September 14th
  • Residence Inn Marriott
    400 Staples Drive, Framingham MA (on the Staples Campus - walking distance) // www.marriott.com/bosfm // 508-370-0001 // Ask for the AltWheels/Fleet Day rate of $138/night for the nights of September 28th & 29th // Rooms will be held until September 20th // Number of rooms limited.
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