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

Trade Show Features Propane Autogas SUV

Ann Marie Edwards

A sleek, black, propane autogas-powered 2008 Ford Expedition is on display this week at the International Limousine, Charter & Tour (LCT) Show in Las Vegas courtesy of Blue Star Gas, the West Coast flagship fuel provider for the national Alliance AutoGas network. The LCT Show is the largest industry gathering in the world for limousine, charter and tour operators. Blue …

Fleet, Propane

Alliance AutoGas Adds Five New Conversion Centers

Ann Marie Edwards

Alliance AutoGas has added five new certified conversion centers in Virginia, Florida, Georgia and Texas to their national network of partners that offer complete programs for America’s fleets to run on clean-burning propane autogas. Ark Enterprises 2, Braggs Truck Repair, Green Tech Energy Solutions, Grimes Auto Service Inc., and NDMJ Transportation are joining Alliance to provide fleets with EPA-certified autogas …

Fleet, Propane

Conference Features Propane-Powered Vehicles

Ann Marie Edwards

Attendees of the McCoy Freightliner Green Transportation Conference in Oregon were able to see and hear firsthand the benefits of propane autogas from Blue Star Gas President Jeff Stewart. Stewart provided expert insights and three BlueStar autogas vehicles for test driving. The conference also included informational sessions on autogas and other alternative fuels, along with details on grants, tax credits …

Fleet, Fuel Efficiency, Propane

Biodiesel Blends Prove their Worth in Winter

Ann Marie Edwards

Biodiesel blends operate trouble-free all winter in cold climates in vehicles, buildings and even homes. All you need to be successful is high-quality fuel and good fuel management, according to the National Biodiesel Board. The largest municipal user of biodiesel, New York City, uses biodiesel blends in snow removal equipment. The New York City Parks & Recreation Department was the …

Biodiesel, Fleet, NBB, Utilities

2010 FedFleet Conference Kicks Off in Phoenix

Michelle Kautz

The exhibit hall opened on Monday to over 180 companies who can network with other vendors, Federal, State, local government and private sector fleet menagers. Exhibitors included automobile manufacturers, alternative fuel and alternative fuel vehicle promoters and more. The 2011 FedFleet conference will be held in Orlando, Florida from July 26-28.

Biodiesel, biofuels, E85, Equipment, Ethanol, Fleet, Flex Fuel Vehicles, News

EPA Certifies CleanFUEL’s Propane Engine System

Joanna Schroeder

It looks like the EPA has been busy approving propane fueled vehicles. Today, CleanFUEL USA has announced that the EPA has certified the industry’s first liquid propane engine built on a General Motors 6.0L chassis. Propane has been gaining momentum as a fuel of choice for fleet vehicles and CleanFUEL’s liquid propane injection systems (LPI) provides a high-performance, fuel efficient …

Fleet, News, Propane

EPA Approves ROUSH Propane Fueled Vans

Joanna Schroeder

ROUSH has just gotten word today that the EPA has approved their 2010 E-150, E-250, and E-350 propane fuel conversion system for meeting their Federal emission regulatory requirements. The propane fueled vans became available in December of 2009. Early last month, ROUSH received word that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) had approved the propane fuel conversion system for ROUSH’s …

Fleet, News, Propane