I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July holiday. As I traveled with my family, I noted the increasing cost of fuel at the pump and understand why the two biggest concerns on a fleet manager’s mind are the volatility of fuel prices and increasing maintenance costs. It’s pretty easy to determine the fuel cost delta between diesel and propane, however the question continues to arise, “Will my maintenance costs go down with propane autogas?”
When the upcoming school year begins for students at Greenville Public Schools, several of those who are transported by bus may notice something different. During a special Board of Education meeting Monday evening, board members voted 5-1, with Treasurer James Anderson opposed and Trustee John Raven absent, to approve the purchase of 10 propane-fueled buses for the district’s fleet of 29 buses… (Greenville Daily News)
Your garage is filled with tools. But, do you have the right ones to properly service your propane autogas fuel system? As you know, having the right tool at your fingertips is critical to making efficient repairs. The ROUSH CleanTech new propane autogas fuel system tool kit makes it easy to work on your autogas fueled vehicles.
Our success story this week takes us to Georgetown, Delaware where a pilot program has turned a local transit agency into a propane advocate. In June of 2014, the state owned Delaware Transit Corporation converted 5 buses to propane. The Ford E-450 paratransit buses transport disabled citizens around Sussex County… (Motor Week)
Mickey Truck Bodies and ROUSH CleanTech teamed up at the 10th annual BevOps Fleet Summit in Las Vegas to discuss how innovative and reliable propane autogas can be a smart choice for reducing fuel and maintenance costs while providing cleaner air for the community… (Mickey Truck)
The Council Rock School District in Bucks County, Pa., is replacing 150 existing diesel school buses with propane autogas models and has chose Rhoads Energy to provide fuel for the new clean fleet… (NGT News)
I recently spoke to a local school board official who asked the question, “Do we really need to find a long-term alternative to diesel for our buses? The price of oil is cheap, we have a lot of reserves in this country, and the price of diesel has stabilized.” My short answer was that propane autogas is at its lowest point in 13 years so the delta between the two fuels is still dramatic even with diesel under $3.00 / gallon.
When District 51 students return to school this August, kids will be riding in new state of the art buses. Many of these buses are fueled by clean propane and are loaded with new technology, to not only save money, but also keep kids safe… (NBC 11 News)