FOOD AND BEVERAGE

“Based on the proposed project, [propane autogas] appears to be a viable solution to improve our cost per mile, as well as reduce our environmental footprint.” — Joe Gold, fleet asset and engineering manager, Frito-Lay North America.

Moving Product While Saving Money and the Environment

Statewide initiatives urge every business sector to look for ways to reduce its carbon footprint. For the food and beverage delivery industry, this means switching to clean-burning fuels like propane autogas to reduce emissions and meet these new standards. Food and beverage delivery fleets need reliable vehicles that significantly reduce emissions without compromising vehicle performance. ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas fueled trucks and vans provide no loss in torque, horsepower or towing capacity. Additionally, ROUSH CleanTech fuel systems add little to no extra weight, which avoids infringing on precious cargo or passenger space.

One food and beverage delivery company who took their sustainability commitment to the next level is snack food giant, Frito-Lay. From reusing and recycling shipping cartons to reducing energy and water usage, they have taken many steps to protect the planet. Continuing on their 'green' path, in 2011, Frito-Lay switched more than 100 of their Ford E-350 chip delivery trucks to run on clean-burning propane autogas. With the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and lowering operating costs, Frito-Lay chose propane autogas as their alternative fuel solution to help them achieve these objectives.

ROUSH CleanTech’s autogas propane delivery models are not only lean on emissions, but easy on the wallet as well. Over a 200,000-mile vehicle life, the propane autogas fuel system can save the typical owner / operator up to $30,000 in fuel cost reductions, not to mention maintenance reductions. You can visit our Savings Calculator to see what types of savings your fleet would experience.


Benefits

Environmental:
  • Up to 20 percent less nitrogen oxide.
  • Up to 60 percent less carbon monoxide.
  • 17-24 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Fewer particulate emissions.
  • EPA- and CARB-certified.
Vehicle:
  • No loss in engine performance.
  • Little to no additional weight to the vehicle.
  • Comparable driving range between fill-ups.
  • Maintained vehicle warranty.
  • No additional scheduled services.
  • Lower fuel costs by up to 40 percent.
  • Reduced operating and maintenance costs.


Products

Explore our recommended ROUSH CleanTech vehicles and conversion systems for your fleet’s requirements.


Incentives

To find out about federal or state tax incentives, check out our Incentives page for credits and programs available to save you money when considering the switch to propane autogas.


Testimonials

Many customers have already adopted the ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system into their fleet. Read about some of their experiences:


Frito-Lay



In the News

Check out this story about how propane autogs fits in a food and beverage delivery fleet:


For more information on how ROUSH CleanTech serves the food and beverage industry, please contact us at 800.59ROUSH.