Blue Bird Corp., manufacturer of the propane-autogas-powered Vision school bus and other alt-fuel vehicles, says the student-services fleet that were running propane buses during the recent “polar vortex” reported no problems starting or operating their vehicles. “The temperature here dipped as low as minus 12 degrees Fahrenheit, adding complexity to our daily operations,” said Leslie Sheldon, operations manager for All Star Transportation, which runs 40 Vision autogas buses for the city of Torrington, Conn… (NGT News)
The NTEA Work Truck Show is coming to Indianapolis on March 4-7. The event begins with the Green Truck Summit where Todd Mouw, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at ROUSH CleanTech, will lead a panel of fleet managers in a discussion about the most versatile alternative fuel solution: propane autogas. They have Vehicles in the Green Truck Ride & Drive for you to take for a spin… (Automotive Digest)
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, March 4-7, in Indianapolis, IN. 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 Tuesday, March 4, and continuing through Thursday, March 6, outside the Maryland Motor Lobby at the Indianapolis Convention Center… (Green Industry Pros)
As this year comes to an end, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the relationships we have established with you, our valued partners. A quote from American businessman and automotive pioneer Henry Ford comes to mind: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; and working together is success.”
Business partnerships are vital. Most companies invest a lot of time and money ensuring the success of mutually beneficial business relationships — as they should.I want to take just a moment to send a shout out to one of our partners, Blue Bird.Year after year (for 86 years), Blue Bird has asked the simplest of questions: “How do we build a better bus?” We are proud to be a part of the answer to that question.
Performance is critical for work trucks, and fuel is key to optimal performance. Propane autogas is stepping up to meet this demand. Propane autogas technology has rapidly improved during the last five years. Modern liquid fuel injection systems have replaced the vapor carbureted systems of the past. In a liquid system, liquid propane autogas is injected directly into each cylinder’s intake port… (Construction Business Owner)
Super Shuttle, an airport transportation service with franchises across the U.S., saves about 50-60 percent on fuel costs by operating vehicles on clean, domestically produced propane autogas. Super Shuttle vehicle fleets in Phoenix, Ariz; Denver and Fort Collins, Colo.; and Orlando Fla. have been using the alternative fuel since 2009, while Super Shuttle Houston has been using autogas for 18 months… (Power Engineering)
Twelve Arlington buses were crushed into hunks of metal and chipped paint all in the name of the environment this fall. The Arlington school district was one of four entities to receive state funding to replace those diesel-powered buses with alternative fuel or hybrid ones. After officials were notified that Arlington was the only school district in North Texas to receive a $930,000 grant, they bought 24 propane buses with 2009 bond money… (Arlington Citizen Journal)