AmeriPride Advances Alternative Fuels Program with 20 New Propane Trucks
After a successful alternative fuels pilot, AmeriPride Services, one of the largest textile rental and supply companies in North America, is expanding its program to include additional propane autogas fueled trucks. In addition to the five ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-59 delivery trucks in Topeka, the uniform and linen company is adding 20 more in Northern California later this year. AmeriPride announced their program expansion plans at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
To fuel its vehicles, AmeriPride installed a private autogas station with 1,000-gallon tank at their Topeka facility. Infrastructure for propane autogas is less expensive than any other alternative fuel, partly due to fewer requirements from the Environmental Protection Agency due to its clean fuel properties.
“We’ve been extensively testing fuels and vehicles to find the right area and application that gives us the best environmental and economical benefits,” said Banny Allison, fleet services manager for AmeriPride. “Propane autogas reduces greenhouse gas emissions and has easy, cost-efficient fueling infrastructure. Because of our success in Kansas, we are implementing the same propane autogas vehicles in the Sacramento and Fresno areas.”