Anheuser-Busch Distributor Tests Propane Autogas Trucks

Cindy Zimmerman

Southern Eagle Distributing, one of the oldest continual Anheuser-Busch distributorships in the United States, has purchased two propane autogas vehicles to reduce both emissions and costs.

“Southern Eagle Distributing has adopted propane autogas technology to reduce our overall emissions and create a more environmentally friendly and green fleet,” said Jim Henderson, vice president of operations for Southern Eagle Distributing.

The two new Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks, with Ford 6.8L V10 3V engines and ROUSH CleanTech fuel system, will be used to deliver over 600 beverage types including beer, soda, energy drinks, juice and water in Charleston, South Carolina. Southern Eagle Distributing will test its first two propane delivery trucks this year. “We are optimistic that the test will be successful,” said Henderson “Propane autogas is easy to scale. We’ll continue to evaluate our fleet needs into 2019, and I’m hopeful we will be adding more propane units as we replace older units.”

autogas, Propane