AmeriGas Propane Inc., a leading U.S. retail propane supplier, says it has powered its fleet vehicles with the fuel the company sells for well over 30 years. Now, the company says it will more than double its propane autogas medium-duty fleet.
AmeriGas has purchased 50 new Ford F-550 trucks equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems. The new trucks will feature cranes to deliver propane tanks to customer sites across the nation and add to AmeriGas' 35 other trucks that were deployed at the end of 2013.
‘AmeriGas' fleet is one of the largest in North America. We are excited to transition to a cleaner, domestic and value-priced alternative fuel,” says Jay Massey, corporate fleet manager for AmeriGas. ‘As a propane marketer, we strongly believe in the autogas initiative.’
The company says that over the lifetime of the Ford F-550 vehicles, more than 12.7 million pounds of carbon dioxide will be eliminated from AmeriGas' total carbon footprint.
“By fueling with the product it supplies, AmeriGas is proving to its millions of customers that propane as an engine fuel is realistic and being used today in their communities,” comments Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. “Propane autogas is a readily available, abundant transportation fuel source with lower operation and ownership costs. And AmeriGas is at the forefront of implementation.”