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Flyte Tyme Worldwide Increases its Green Fleet

Posted on May 7, 2008 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

Mahwah, N.J. – Flyte Tyme Worldwide has increased its fleet of alternative-fuel vehicles with the recent purchase of several Chevrolet Flex Fuel Suburban SUVs. The move is part of a long-term commitment to add more environmentally-friendly vehicles to the company’s fleet. In addition to these new flex fuel vehicles, the company has also added 15 Mercury Mariner Hybrid vehicles to its New York based fleet. “We will continue to replace our Fleet of 250 Lincoln Town Cars in our Black Car operation with Hybrids,” said Tim Rose, president. “We also give our clients the option of selecting a hybrid vehicle via our web booking tool, and our clients are taking advantage of this option. Flyte Tyme continues to monitor hybrid related vehicle safety and reliability factors.”

Flyte Tyme is working vigorously with its corporate partners to become more “environmentally conscious.” In 2008, Flyte Tyme will roll out the Black Car industry’s first paperless “e-Voucher” system, developed in partnership with Aleph Computer Systems and Symbol Technologies. It will enable travelers to sign on the screen of the driver’s PDA tablet to acknowledge final charges. A receipt will be emailed immediately, thereby completely eliminating the need for paper receipts.

Some additional programs that are being developed include: the installation of waste oil fuel heating systems at its corporate locations in Mahwah, Princeton, Philadelphia, and New York City that will allow Flyte Tyme to heat its facilities with the waste oil generated by its vehicles; the installation of fuel conservation systems on all of its vehicles as part of a comprehensive effort to cut fuel consumption of its non-hybrid fleet; and, the installation of an ethanol fueling station at its headquarters this year to allow the company to gain the most benefit from its flexible fuel vehicles, and further offset the company’s carbon footprint. Flyte Tyme is also in negotiations with several partners to purchase carbon offsets for its fleet vehicles that are currently not eligible for replacement. “These initiatives will enable us to better serve our clients and help to offset our carbon footprint,” says Rose. “We continue to evaluate commercially available options to replace our fleet of more than 550 vehicles.”

Source: Flyte Tyme press release

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