ATRI Releases Fleet Fuel Economy Survey

Joanna Schroeder

A new fleet fuel economy and fuel usage study has found that the median fleet-wide fuel economy of 6.5 miles per gallon is being achieved through a number of technologies including biodiesel. The survey was released by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) and was sponsored by ExxonMobil. For truck-tractors, aluminum …

advance biofuels, Alternative energy, Biodiesel, Fleet

Clean Cities Coalitions Promoting Propane Autogas

Joanna Schroeder

Clean Cities Coalitions around the U.S. have been promoting the use of propane autogas to lower tailpipe emissions. Just around the corner, the Alliance AutoGas converted F-150 will set out on its 5,500 mile 12-city “Alliance AutoGas Coast-to-Coast Clean Air Ride”. The tour kicks off in Kansas City on May 2, 2016 and will be hauling a propane autogas 2013 …

Fleet, Propane

Propane Power for UPS

Cindy Zimmerman

2014 World LP Gas Forum Photo Album Earlier this year, the delivery giant UPS expanded commitment to propane by adding 1,000 propane delivery trucks and 50 fueling stations at UPS locations. “It was the easiest alternative fuel they’ve ever transitioned into their fleet…the easiest installation of infrastructure of any alternative fuel,” said Michael Taylor, Autogas Business Director for the Propane …

Audio, Fleet, PERC, Propane, Video

Frito-Lay Hits Million-Mile Mark with Electric Trucks

Ann Marie Edwards

Frito-Lay and parent company PepsiCo are showing their commitment to environmental sustainability, by announcing that their all-electric trucks have just passed one million miles of use. Since going electric late last year, its fleet of 176 trucks by Smith Electric Vehicles has eliminated the need for approximately 200,000 gallons of diesel fuel. The all-electric trucks are used for deliveries on …

Company Announcement, Electric Vehicles, Fleet

Newport News Cuts Fuel Costs with Propane Vehicles

Ann Marie Edwards

Converting 22 fleet vehicles to propane autogas will help the City of Newport News save $22,000 annually. The city is one of more than 35 regional fleets participating in the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program (SPADP), which provided funding assistance to help the city switch to autogas. Conversions of 12 Ford Crown Victorias and 10 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 trucks began …

Fleet, Propane

Blue Star Gas Hosts Panel at GoGreen Conference

Ann Marie Edwards

At the GoGreen ’12 Seattle conference last week, Blue Star Gas hosted a panel discussing the most clean, cost-effective alternative vehicle fuel options for fleets, like propane autogas. Blue Star Gas is the West Coast fuel provider of the national Alliance AutoGas network. The GoGreen ’12 Seattle Conference, held at the Washington State Convention Center, is designed to educate, motivate …

advance biofuels, Fleet, Propane

Progress in Blueprint for Secure Energy Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The White House today released a one-year progress report on the “Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future,” the Administration’s all-of-the-above approach to American energy. Among the highlights noted in the report is that the plan has resulted in a doubling of renewable energy generation from wind, solar, and geothermal sources since 2008. According to the report, “Since 2009, DOI has …

advance biofuels, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Fleet, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Geothermal, Government, Solar, Wind

Andersen Windows Converts Fleet to Natural Gas

Ann Marie Edwards

Window-maker, Andersen Corporation, will begin converting its transportation fleet to use compressed natural gas (CNG), reducing both operating costs and carbon dioxide emissions for the company. A new fueling station, located at the Cedar County Cooperative Cenex near the company’s plant in Menomonie, Wis., will provide the alternative fuel for Andersen. The conversion of the first seven trucks to CNG …

Fleet, Natural Gas

Marinette, Wis. Using Propane Autogas Police Cruiser

Ann Marie Edwards

The City of Marinette, Wis. Police Department is driving a propane autogas cruiser to save taxpayer dollars and use a clean-burning fuel alternative. With an estimated savings of more than $25 each time the vehicle refills, the city will potentially save $5,000 in fuel costs annually with just one propane vehicle on the road. Charter Fuels, a Wisconsin-based partner in …

Fleet, Propane