Propane has helped make it easier to buy and maintain school buses, says Ron Latko, director of transportation and fleet management for the Mesa Public Schools in Mesa, Ariz. He makes the case for propane autogas in the second of a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, prepared by the Propane Education & Research Council extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types… (Fleet & Fuels)
With much of the country suffering under frigid winter weather, a spike in home heating demand sent wholesale natural gas prices to their highest level last week in nearly four years. You might think the specter of shortages and skyrocketing pump prices is sending shivers down the spines of fleets using alternative fuels such as CNG (compressed natural gas) and propane autogas – though the reality is more “business as usual”… (Business Fleet)
Abnormally high propane prices are the result of serious, but short-term influences and are likely to abate soon, say proponents of the vehicle fuel they market as autogas. And, they say, more use of propane autogas would improve the situation: vehicles run year-round, and would spur investment in the infrastructure that would help prevent winter price spikes like this one… (Fleets & Fuels)
Fleet professionals interested in transitioning to alternative fuels will have more opportunities to test drive cost-effective, low-emission vehicles at this year’s NTEA Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show in Indianapolis March 4-7. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is sponsoring the show’s first dedicated propane autogas test drive event, the Propane Autogas Ride & Drive, beginning at noon March 4 and continuing through March 6 outside the Maryland Motor Lobby at the Indianapolis Convention Center… (Butane-Propane News)
The board of Oregon’s Forest Grove School District west of Portland has approved the purchase of 36 propane-fueled school buses, which according to a local report will save a projected $400,000 over ten years of operation. Transportation services provider MIDCo, the Mid-Columbia Bus Company, will purchase ten buses in the first year, add five buses a year for the next four, finishing up with six buses in the fifth year, states the Oregon Live report… (Fleets & Fuels)
This year’s NTEA Work Truck Show begins next month, and ROUSH CleanTech will be there to showcase our propane autogas technology. The Indianapolis show starts with the Green Truck Summit where Todd Mouw will lead a panel of fleet managers in a discussion about the most versatile alternative fuel solution: propane autogas.
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is offering grant funding for clean, alternative fuel projects in Pennsylvania, and investment in Pennsylvania’s energy sector.
Open To: PUBLIC and PRIVATE fleets in Pennsylvania.
Up to $7,500 per propane autogas vehicle, administered by the Propane Council of Texas.
Open To: PRIVATE fleets in Texas.
In 2005, Alpha Baking Company Inc., began testing alternative fuels to power its fleet of delivery trucks.
Crittenden County Schools operates Blue Bird Propane Powered Vision school buses and loves the savings they’re seeing with fuel costs.