Propane Autogas

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October 13, 2014

Pro-Vend 2000 is a High-Tech Propane Dispenser

The Pro-Vend 2000 propane autogas fuel dispenser features a secure, web-based fuel management system for creating customizable fuel reports. Made by Superior Energy Systems, the dispenser is designed to make tracking fuel usage and costs easier for fleets.

October 1, 2014

ROUSH CleanTech to Launch Propane Autogas Transit in 2016

ROUSH CleanTech will begin offering a propane autogas powered Ford Transit full-size van to fleet customers in the middle of 2016, the company told AutomotiveFleet.com.

October 1, 2014

Alt Fuel Aftermarket Options: Propane Autogas Proves Affordable, Environmentally Friendly

Michael Taylor from the Propane Education and Research Council answers some common questions about converting a fleet to propane and outlines the benefits of switching to a more environmentally friendly option.

September 12, 2014

Alternative Fuels: There’s More Than One Path to Sustainability and Savings

Whether you’re looking to improve the environment, tap into demand for “greener” transportation options, or save money on fuel, there are many possible routes to take when it comes to alternative fuels.

September 10, 2014

Propane Supplier Readies Dual-Fuel System for Diesels

Blossman Services is waiting on final governmental approval for a “blended fuel” system that injects varying amounts of propane autogas to replace diesel fuel in heavy duty truck engines.

August 13, 2014

Freightliner's S2G Propane-Autogas-Powered Truck Chassis

Built on FCCC's S2 chassis, the S2G's 8-liter, 325 hp engine supplied by Powertrain Integration offers clean-burning propane-autogas technology to heac The engine uses General Motors' long block and other components as its core.

August 5, 2014

Chinese Gliders Are Platforms for New American Class 7-8 Trucks

Alkane Truck Co. will install domestic propane and natural gas engines and fuel systems, and automatic or automated manual transmissions in Daimler Foton chassis for sale in the U.S.

July 14, 2014

Power Solutions Receives EPA Certification for 8.8-Liter Engine

Alternative-fueled engine maker Power Solutions International has received certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that the company's 8.8-liter propane and natural gas fueled engine can be used for on-highway applications.

June 12, 2014

Video: UPS Talks About Propane Adoption

In March, UPS announced plans to roll out 1,000 propane autogas vehicles and 50 on-site refueling dispensers in select locations beginning in 2015. This video from the Propane Education & Research Council features interviews with key personnel involved in the 20-car propane autogas pilot test they conducted in Gainesville, Ga., and answers why propane autogas is a fit for one the largest, most sustainable fleets in the nation.

May 13, 2014

Propane Autogas Engine Squeezes Out Cost, So It’s Called ‘PIthon’

Powertrain Integration’s 8-liter V-8 propane autogas engine is now called “PIthon." The big-block propane-fuel V-8 is being used by FCCC in its S2G medium-duty chassis-cab truck.

April 30, 2014

Michigan Fleet Explains ROI on Propane Fuel

Michigan's AAustin Express Inc. and GM Freight Inc. has converted 90 of its 175 cargo vans and straight trucks to propane fuel, using the Icom liquid injection system. Vice President of Operations Adam McCloe discusses how the efficiency of propane autogas provided a substantial return on investment in this video from the Propane Education and Research Council.

March 17, 2014

Inexpensive Propane Dual-Fuel System Promises Quick Payback

Propane is the alternative fuel that’s added to a diesel or gasoline engine in a product from LP Energy Systems, a small firm in La Conner, Wash. The device, called simply the Dual Fuel System, injects up to 20% propane vapor into the fuel stream to displace the more costly diesel or gasoline fuel and reduce exhaust emissions,

March 5, 2014

UPS Investing $70 Million in Propane Delivery Trucks

WORK TRUCK SHOW -- United Parcel Service will buy 1,000 propane-fueled "package cars" for use in rural areas following successful test in Georgia.

February 12, 2014

Washington to Get 11 Public Propane Refueling Stations

The state of Washington will soon be home to one of the nation’s largest privately funded propane autogas public refueling networks, and the single largest installation of alternative fuel infrastructure in the Pacific Northwest.

January 17, 2014

Propane Haulers Ask for Regional HOS Exemptions

In a letter to U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, the National Propane Gas Association on Wednesday called on him to grant regional exemptions from federal hours of service regulations for the Midwest and Eastern parts of the U.S., to relieve what the group says is "pressure on the current propane distribution network."

January 2, 2014

Cold Weather Results in Emergency Trucking Waivers

Extremely cold weather in parts of the country has led to some states issuing emergency waivers of federal trucking rules when it comes to hauling different fuels.

October 3, 2013

Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide

After more than 40 years of using propane as a motor fuel, the people at The Schwan Food Co. still believe they’ve got the right stuff. Schwan’s experience with propane goes back to the 1970s, when Arab oil embargoes threatened supplies of gasoline and diesel and drove up their prices.

September 9, 2013

7 Alternative Fueling Infrastructure Pitfalls and How Propane Can Help

Despite the per-gallon savings a fleet might enjoy with alternative fuel, the full cost of alternative fuels goes well beyond that. The Propane Education and Research Council says propane autogas offers advantages over natural gas when it comes to the fueling infrastructure.

July 31, 2013

Ford to Offer CNG/LPG Capability on 2014 F-150 Pickups

Ford Motor Co. says it will offer its 2014-model F-150 half-ton pickup with the ability to run on low-cost compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. The option will be available on the 3.7-liter V-6 engine with a factory-installed gaseous-fuel preparation package.

June 25, 2013

ACT Expo Panel Discusses Slow Adoption for Alternative Fuels

Despite all the publicity and development of new products from truck and equipment manufacturers, especially for natural gas, trucks that run on gases and liquids other than diesel and gasoline are still a small minority of all those being bought in recent years, acknowledged panelists at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo, which runs this week in Washington, D.C.

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