Alliance AutoGas recently held a Law Enforcement Alternative Fuel Training event at its research and technology center in Asheville, N.C., to give local county and municipal fleet managers the opportunity to learn more about how converting fleets to autogas could help lower emissions and save costs.
Attendees of the one-day event heard remarks from Ed Hoffman, president of Blossman Services Inc. (BSI); Bill Eaker, senior environmental planner and coordinator at the Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition; Michael Phillips, retired captain of criminal enforcement at the Iredell County, N.C., sheriff's office; and Steve Hightower, fleet manager for the City of Kingsport.
Three training sessions were led by Alliance AutoGas team members on the topics of safety training, refueling dispenser training, and installation and maintenance training, along with a Q&A session. “Ride and drives” were available in the Dodge Charger, Ford Explorer Interceptor, Ford Taurus, Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Impala and the Crown Victoria.Â Onsite fuel analysis and ROI calculations were available throughout the day to all attendees. Attendees were asked to bring their fleet's vehicle miles, estimated fuel cost and mpg information for a free consultation with the Alliance AutoGas team.
BSI President Ed Hoffman SAYS, “This event is yet another way that Alliance AutoGas is demonstrating our commitment to law enforcement. Our EPA-approved products and after-sales support enable agencies the ability to experience the benefits of autogas.”
He adds, “We plan on hosting this event again, both here in North Carolina and through select markets throughout the U.S.”