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Vehicle and Fuel Use

Vehicle and Fuel Use


The team evaluates and incorporates the requirements for vehicle and fuel use, as deemed appropriate for LM operations and approved by LM, as defined in:

  • Executive Order (EO) 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade, and
  • DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability

The team advocates natural resource sustainability by evaluating vehicle and fuel use.


The team evaluates vehicle and fuel-use goals, establishes metrics, and develops and implements a plan of action to meet all required goals, as identified by DOE.

Goals are achieved by acquiring low greenhouse gas, alternative-fueled, hybrid, and plug-in vehicles, when they are commercially available. These acquisitions directly impact reduction of overall petroleum consumption in fleet vehicles—while maintaining the smallest fleet possible—to accomplish LM’s ever-expanding mission.

Factors to be considered in attaining these goals include:

  • New sites to be added into the LM system
  • Alternative fuels availability
  • Alternative-fuel-vehicle availability
  • Balancing vehicle-type availability with the types of vehicles required to conduct LM work

Our mission requires fieldwork and support at sites that are remotely located and require low, 4-wheel-drive capability, which is becoming harder to obtain.

Key Expectations

  • Develop and implement a system to monitor and evaluate progress.
  • Maintain/implement a vehicle and fuel use plan.
  • Review data collection and implement an automated system to replace handwritten trip tickets.
  • Continual analysis of vehicle data to identify areas of improvement for goal/target accomplishment.
  • Provide information to increase employee awareness.
  • Report status regularly.