Monthly Archives

September 2013

Monthly Archives: September 2013

Clean Cities: Eastern Carver County School District

An increasing number of contractors and fleet managers are looking into the feasibility of running pickup trucks powered by liquid propane gas (LPG). The reason is simple: with the cost of propane running just north of $2 per gasoline gallon equivalent, these trucks make economic sense for a wide variety of applications… (Equipment World)

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Moving Precious Cargo with Propane Autogas School Buses

As school transportation directors work to meet tight budgets and federal emission requirements, more are choosing to fuel with propane autogas to carry our nation’s most precious cargo. Mesa Public Schools, the largest school district in Arizona, has purchased 89 Blue Bird school buses fueled by propane autogas… (Fuels Fix)

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New Propane School Bus Offerings

As school systems throughout the Commonwealth seek to find innovative ways to save money, while still providing a high level of service, several new alternative fuel options are being offered to reduce their fuel costs while reducing dangerous emissions that can be harmful to children… (Virginia Clean Cities)

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Cook-Illinois Buys 20 Blue Bird Propane Buses

Berkeley School District 87 is starting the new school year with 20 new Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses, thanks to a recent purchase by Cook-Illinois Corp. Cook-Illinois, which is the seventh largest school bus contractor in the nation, provides transportation service for Berkeley School District…. (School Bus Fleet)

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What Will You Pay at the Pumps Tomorrow?

It’s a turbulent time in the Middle East. Or should I say a more turbulent time. The threat of retaliation against Syria is rattling the foreign oil market. Analysts predict oil prices could go up to $125 to $130 per barrel, currently about $108, if the crisis filters into larger oil producing countries.

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The Tipping Point for Alternative Fuels

I’ve been reading Malcolm Gladwell’s book, “The Tipping Point.”Gladwell describes the tipping point as the moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire.I got to thinking about the day when alternative transportation fuels are the norm. It’s coming. Some examples:

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Driver Training

See some of the operational, safety and technical details a driver should know when operating a ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas vehicle.

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