There is a common misperception about alternative fueled vehicles: they don’t perform as well and aren’t as safe to use as conventional fuels, like gasoline and diesel. This statement couldn’t be more wrong. When it comes to our propane autogas fuel technology, we take safety with unparalleled performance seriously.
Last month while at the School Transportation News EXPO in Reno, Nev., I learned about the new 98-gallon propane tank we will be seeing on some of Blue Bird’s school buses. The information on propane tanks for this post was passed along from Erik Rickenbach at Rescue Techs after his recent Q&A with ROUSH engineers. There is a lot to learn in the following…. (School Transportation News)
Recently-hired drivers tested out new propane school buses before the start of the new school year at Dallas School District. G. David Incorporated purchased 22 new buses after it received the contract to bus students in Luzerne County’s Back Mountain… (16 WNEP)
The headlines about Detroit’s bankruptcy hit close to home. And, although the city may be plagued by the bad news, it’s not alone in the struggle with budget shortfalls and layoffs.
As schoolchildren around the nation head back to the bus stop in the coming weeks, a number of them may notice a change in their school buses. A growing number of school districts across the USA are shifting parts of their fleets from diesel fuel to propane to stretch strained budgets and promote cleaner air, according to officials from school districts and from private companies that operate school fleets… (USA Today)
Life is always a journey in the world of distribution, and for Bob McGuire, vice-president and director of logistics at Chicago-based Alpha Baking Co., the search for a greener fleet has meant taking the road less traveled… (Baking & Snack Magazine)
A recent GE Capital Fleet Services survey states that the top concern of fleet managers is maximizing productivity. Saving money and understanding new technology ranked high, too, but productivity was the primary concern, according to the survey.Reducing ownership costs, minimizing downtime, controlling fuel costs, lowering emissions, safety concerns — today’s fleet management work is challenging.
With production beginning in October, ROUSH CleanTech is now taking orders for Ford F-650 propane autogas fuel systems. Offered in two tank size configurations, the systems include an 80-gallon fuel capacity for trucks equipped with nonskirted bodies and a 45-gallon solution for skirted bodies… (Utility Fleet Professional)
As the first Missouri school district to add propane buses to its fleet, the Fort Zumwalt School District was featured on the July cover of School Transportation News. “It’s an honor to be recognized as a leader in green transportation technology… (Newsmagazine Network)
Carl Lisek of South Shore Clean Cities talks with Bob McGuire, Vice President and Director of Logistics, and Tim Lotesto, Director of Marketing, both with Alpha Baking, about the organization’s commitment to green transportation technology… (Lake Shore Public Media)