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March 2018

Monthly Archives: March 2018

Big Moves At ROUSH CleanTech

ROUSH CleanTech, a developer of propane autogas and compressed natural gas fuel system technologies, recently made a number of personnel changes, including the promotion of Todd Mouw to president. Mouw, formerly vice president of sales and marketing, has been with the company since its launch in 2010 and has led its steady sales growth – now exceeding 18,000 product sales. 

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Anheuser-Busch Distributor Adds Propane Autogas Delivery Trucks

Southern Eagle Distributing, one of the oldest continual Anheuser-Busch distributorships in the U.S., has purchased two propane autogas-fueled Ford F-650 delivery trucks to reduce emissions and fueling costs. The trucks will be used in Charleston, South Carolina, to deliver over 600 beverage types including beer, soda, energy drinks, juice and water.

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Bus Company Switch to Save Nauset Money

Beginning next September, the Nauset Regional School District will have propane-fueled buses serving the students in its four member towns. The move will save approximately $200,000 in the first year, Superintendent Thomas Conrad said.

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Tax Break for Alternative Fuels Passes

Two tax credits that affect fleets using alternative fuels have been extended. The Alternative Fuel Excise Credit and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Tax Credit are now retroactively extended through the end of 2017 — a year past the original expiration of December 21, 2016.

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Maintaining Your Budget

As fleets look to buy new buses, many approach a bid with a concerted effort to get the cost of the individual buses down as much as possible. After all, who doesn’t like to walk away from a good deal? With most districts are concerned with the “here and now” of an annual budget, it is very easy to lose sight of the costs that are created over the life of the vehicle. School buses have an average life of 10-15 years. That’s a long time to consider not only fuel costs, but also the cost of maintaining the vehicle, and replacing necessary parts. 

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