Los Angeles International Airport catering services provider HACOR, Inc. joined with alternative fuel system manufacturer ROUSH CleanTech last week to announce the purchase of seven Ford F-750 delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The companies held a press conference at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo (known as ACT Expo) in Long Beach, California, to unveil HACOR’s new propane autogas vehicles.
HACOR, Inc., serves multiple airlines, delivering up to 15,000 airline meals daily at Los Angeles Airport. “LAX will significantly benefit from our low emission catering trucks, as will the nearby communities that we are operating from and within,” said Jason Lee, general manager of HACOR. “The versatility and reliability of these propane vehicles allows us to operate our standard delivery and operating methods but with a low emission fuel.”
Each of HACOR’s vehicles is equipped with a Ford 6.8L V10 engine with a ROUSH CleanTech fuel system certified to 0.02 grams per brake horsepower-hour. This engine has the lowest nitrogen oxide (NOx) levels of any propane engine in class 4-7 vehicles and is 90 percent cleaner than the Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent heavy-duty engine standard. Nitrogen oxides are regulated under federal air quality standards because they are known to be harmful to human health and to the environment.