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PREFACE 0. Preface
Fleet Organization, Mission, and Responsibilities 1. Fleet Organization, Mission, and Responsibilities
Performance Metrics 2. Performance Metrics
Official Use of Vehicles 3. Official Use of Vehicles
Asset Management 4. Asset Management
Vehicle Acquisition 5. Vehicle Acquisition
Alternative Fueled Vehicles 6. Alternative Fueled Vehicles
Fleet Maintenance 7. Fleet Maintenance
Vehicle Disposal 8. Vehicle Disposal
9. Fuel Management
9.1 Overall Fuel Management Objectives
9.2 Types of Fuels
9.2.1 Petroleum-Gasoline and Diesel
9.2.2 Alternative Fuels
9.3 On-Site Fueling Facilities
9.4 Fuel Tank Management
9.5 Temporary Fueling Facilities
9.6 Commercial Fueling
9.7 Fuel Taxes
9.8 Fuel Card Management
9.9 Record Keeping
Contractor Use of Government Vehicles 10. Contractor Use of Government Vehicles
Forms and Reports   Driver's Handbook
Forms and Reports   Forms and Reports
Reference Materials   References
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Definitions   Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Definitions
Useful Web Links   Web Links
Frequently Asked Questions   FAQ


NASA Official Fleet Management Handbook

Fuel Management

Types of fuels

Petroleum – Gasoline and Diesel

Personnel at all Centers shall strive to meet the mandates of E.O. 13149 and reduce the use of gasoline and regular diesel in vehicles that can run on alternative fuels.

Alternative Fuels

Current mandates as outlined in E.O. 13149 require managers to take an active role in reducing petroleum consumption through improvements in fuel efficiency and the use of alternative fuels. See also 5.2.3 and chapter 6 for more detailed information on the use of alternative fuels. The following practices should be employed at all Centers where feasible:

  1. Use only B20 bio-diesel for diesel vehicles fueled on site. Bio-diesel feedstock (B100) must meet ASTM Specification D6751. For more information on bio-diesel, go to From the Text Menu, select Energy Links > Alternative Fuels Information Station.
  2. Use E-85 in light duty vehicles and other applications where possible; installation of a facility on base is ideal; set key or card lock access system to restrict use of gasoline fuel in E-85 vehicles when fueling on site.
  3. Consider the use of CNG when no other alternative fuel option is available.


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Last Updated: 08/30/2005 05:16 PM