Transportation Managers To Converge on New York

Joanna Schroeder

The Alternative Fuel Trade Alliance is hosting a series of training programs nationwide for alternative fuel fleet managers. The next stop on the tour is a free workshop on October 28, 2010 in Albany, New York’s Crown Hotel Plaza. The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is participating in the workshops along with several other organizations including the Renewable Fuels Association, National Biodiesel Board and the Clean Vehicle Education Foundation, who all came together to form the alliance.

The workshops, that are funded through a $1.6 million DOE grant, cover alternative fuel quality, infrastructure, available vehicles, safety, the latest technologies, and the environmental impact of propane, ethanol, biodiesel, and compressed natural gas. Each workshop ends with a ride-and-drive event that gives fleet managers a chance to get behind the wheel of vehicles that run on alternative fuels.

“Fleet managers eager to respond to customers’ growing interest in working with businesses that offer sustainable solutions will see the benefits of propane autogas and other alternative-fuel vehicles,” said Brian Feehan, vice president of PERC. “Choosing vehicles fueled by alternative fuels result in fewer harmful emissions and less reliance on imported oil.”

All workshops are hosted by a Clean Cities program, and the upcoming event in Albany is being hosted by Central New York Clean Cities. Upcoming workshops are scheduled for Arlington, Texas on November 16, 2010 followed by San Francisco, California on December 9, 2010.

To register for a workshop or view an archived webcast, visit

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Natural Gas, Propane