“At Kamps Propane, we see savings of $1.50 to $1.70 per gallon based on the current pump prices and our distributor pricing on propane. It makes a lot of sense for us in the propane business to run our vehicles on the fuel we sell.” — Terry Ayres, vice president, Kamps Propane.
Going the Extra ‘Green’ Mile
It seems only natural for propane suppliers to fuel their own fleet vehicles with the same product they promote each day. Propane as an auto fuel offers the same benefits as it does when used across the vast realm of traditional applications, such as home heating, water heating, grilling, forklifts, lawn mowers and more. Any by using a fuel already purchased and stored onsite, propane retailers can reduce additional fleet fueling pumps and eliminate imported fuels from their inventory — while lowering their costs and carbon footprint.
Kamps Propane, headquartered in Manteca, Calif., has decreased its carbon footprint and reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by switching to propane autogas. With 25 ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-250 trucks in their fleet, they annually emit 1.56 million fewer pounds of carbon dioxide and save about $150,000 in fuel costs, compared to their gasoline-fueled trucks. Kamps also has experienced reduced maintenance costs by fueling with propane autogas.
Ferrellgas, the nation’s second largest propane retailer, also fuels with this clean, domestic energy source. About 25 percent of Ferrellgas’ delivery and service fleet runs on propane autogas. According to Scott Brockelmeyer, vice president of marketing and corporate communications, the company plans to switch an additional 1,000 vehicles to propane autogas over the next five years.
ROUSH CleanTech light- to medium-duty work trucks and vans are fully customizable for any job description. For propane suppliers needing a heavier-duty work truck, ROUSH CleanTech offers the 6.8-liter V10 propane autogas powered Ford F-450 / Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis cab, designed to suit a wide range of uses including dump, landscape, flatbed, construction, waste, utility, freight and more. Equipped with a 5-speed automatic transmission, the system works on all cab and wheelbase configurations, as well as 4×2 or 4×4 vehicles.
Based on today’s fuel prices, a propane autogas Ford F-450 or Ford F-550 can save about $30,000 over a 200,000-mile vehicle life, and can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by 80,000 pounds or more. To estimate your fleet’s cost and pollutant savings with propane autogas, visit ROUSH CleanTech’s online Savings Calculator.
- 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.
- 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.
Explore our recommended ROUSH CleanTech vehicles and conversion systems for your propane delivery feet requirements.
To find out about federal or state tax incentives, check out our Incentives section for credits and programs available to save you money when considering the switch to propane autogas.
Many customers have already adopted the ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system into their fleet. Read about some of their experiences:
For more information about how ROUSH CleanTech serves the propane distributors market, contact us at 800.59.ROUSH.