Following a successful alternative fuels pilot project, Minnesota-based AmeriPride Services is expanding its program to include additional propane autogas trucks.
The textile rental and supply company already operates five Ford F-59 delivery trucks fitted with a ROUSH CleanTech fuel system in Topeka, Kan., and will now add 20 more of the propane autogas trucks in northern California later this year.
“We've been extensively testing fuels and vehicles to find the right area and application that gives us the best environmental and economical benefits,” says Banny Allison, fleet services manager for AmeriPride.
“Propane autogas reduces greenhouse gas emissions and has easy, cost-efficient fueling infrastructure,” continues Allison. “Because of our success in Kansas, we are implementing the same propane autogas vehicles in the Sacramento and Fresno areas.”
To fuel its vehicles, AmeriPride installed a private autogas station at its Topeka facility. Currently, the company says it pays $1.55 per gallon for propane autogas that, historically, has cost up to 50% less than diesel.
ROUSH CleanTech is a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier for propane autogas.