How to measure the carbon footprint of your vehicle fleet

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 16, 2024 3:58:54 PM

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NASA reported on August 14 that July 2023 was the hottest month globally in their records. The report is yet another reminder of the international climate emergency that looms over all of our human activities.

On the heels of this report, among others, have been calls for individuals to keep track of and work to reduce or offset their carbon footprint. While individual consumers are not wholly responsible for the climate crisis, everyone does have a carbon footprint.

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Topics: Green Your Fleet, Fleet Management Best Practices

EV Charging On-The-Go

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Aug 9, 2023 4:42:18 PM

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Battery-powered electric cars, otherwise known as electric vehicles or EV’s, are becoming ever more common on U.S. roads and highways. According to J.D. Power, sales of EV’s rose from 3.2% [of the auto market] in 2021 to 5.8% in 2022, a two-thirds increase that is only expected to continue as more vehicle body types and public charging stations become available.  

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Topics: Green Your Fleet

A Case Study in Sustainability and Transportation

Posted by Brad Forbush on Aug 4, 2023 7:00:00 AM

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According to a recent Caritas Vehicle Services survey, one of the current challenges in managing transportation for Religious Communities is not having the budget needed to replace all of their old, high-mileage vehicles. This is a growing problem that requires a creative financial solution. The following Case Study highlights how one Community devised a workable solution for "renewing" their vehicle fleet.

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Topics: Fleet Management Best Practices

Mission Work in Merrill, Wisconsin: Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross Celebrate 100 Years of Service

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jun 6, 2023 7:00:00 AM

At Caritas Vehicle Services, Our Mission is To Serve. We take special care in providing the transportation needs for your community so you have more time to focus on your community's unique mission.

The following is the story of one of our esteemed clients and their congregation’s 100 years of good stewardship and selfless service to their community in Merrill, Wisconsin.

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Topics: Client Mission Stories

A Celebration of Mother Earth & Eight Years of Laudato Si’

Posted by Caritas Vehicle Services Staff on Apr 21, 2023 8:00:00 AM

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Eight years ago, Pope Francis released his second encyclical with the aim of uniting the Catholic world towards a common purpose. His literary proclamation, published by the Vatican in 2015, is titled: Laudato Si’: One Care for Our Common Home. It approaches environmental issues with a keen eye and a kind heart, deftly calling everyone to their roles as stewards of the Earth. And recommending that we assume our role together.

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What You Should Know When Buying a New Vehicle

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Mar 9, 2023 6:00:00 AM

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To explore recent developments in the auto industry, we interviewed our Director of Fleet Management, Brad Forbush. Brad has 40 years of experience in the auto industry and 10 years of service at Caritas Vehicle Services.

The conditions of the automotive marketplace have changed dramatically since the beginning of the Covid pandemic and the global supply chain crisis.  In our interview, Brad recommends strategies that will help when you need to purchase a new vehicles despite certain challenges in today's market.

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Topics: Fleet Management Best Practices

Receive a complimentary Carbon Footprint Report for your fleet!

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Mar 8, 2023 6:00:00 AM

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What is a carbon footprint?

Everything we do requires some output of energy. Every time you switch on a light, access the Internet, or, in the case of fleets, every time you or your driver start up a car -- you are using energy. When going about our daily lives constantly using energy, greenhouse gases are released.

The sum of your greenhouse gas output over the course of a year is your carbon footprint. It varies individual to individual, but everyone has one.

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Topics: Green Your Fleet, Fleet Management Best Practices

Laudato Si’ Action Platform Pledge: Caritas' new guide will help reduce your community's CO₂ footprint

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Feb 15, 2023 3:17:39 PM

Laudato Si Action PlatformHere are several indisputable facts:

  • The Earth rotates on an axis around the Sun
  • Water is wet
  • The globe is warming at an unprecendented rate, causing a myriad of issues from global ice caps melting to rampant wildfires in Australia and the U.S.

The statements above are scientific facts. According to Climate.gov, "... the combined land and ocean temperature has increased at an average rate of 0.14 degrees Fahrenheit (0.08 degrees Celsius) per decade since 1880; however, the average rate of increase since 1981 (0.18°C / 0.32°F) has been more than twice that rate."¹

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Topics: Green Your Fleet, Fleet Management Best Practices

Top 10 Tips to Prepare for Winter Driving

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Jan 30, 2023 10:28:57 AM

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Despite the allure of snow-days; the nostalgia in remembering school closures and entire afternoons dedicated to sledding, we know that—especially these days—our lives and responsibilities don’t just go away because of Old-Man Winter. And while the weather always seems to have an edge, there are many strategies and preparations that can help you curb the impact of the snow on your travels.

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Topics: Driver Safety Tips

CARITAS For Children Aids Ukrainian Refugees

Posted by Kyle Forbush on Mar 15, 2022 7:00:00 AM

CARITAS For UkraineIn times of crisis, ministry serves as a beacon of guidance, assistance and hope to those most in need. Caritas Vehicle Services’ sister organization, the non-profit CARITAS For Children, has worked tirelessly for over 20 years to help raise children in the poorest areas of the world out of abject poverty by providing them food, housing, clothes and, perhaps most importantly, access to education at all levels, from kindergarten to university. In fact, if you are a client of Caritas Vehicle Services, you have already provided indirect support to the CARITAS mission.

Now, there is another cause, forced into the forefront of minds everywhere by an oppressive Russian regime. That is the brothers and sisters of Ukraine who face a brutal military assault on their lives, their loved ones, their peace, their home, and their democracy. Now, for Ukraine, the cause is survival and freedom from tyranny. For CARITAS For Children, the new cause is solidarity and support.

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Topics: Client Mission Stories

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