Asplundh, a provider of vegetation management services to utilities and municipalities, is beginning to look at propane autogas as an alternative fuel for some of its medium-duty trucks.
The company initially rolled out two Ford F-650 trucks powered by ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems. One is a bucket truck equipped with a 58-foot aerial lift that is operating in the Charlotte, N.C., area, and the other is a wood-chip dump truck in service in California.
‘We were searching for a cost-effective alternative fuel that provides an adequate refueling infrastructure and also meets our environmental initiatives,’ says John Talbot, director of fleet services for Asplundh. ‘Propane autogas was our answer.’
Asplundh currently refuels the vehicles at public propane stations but might consider using mobile refueling services in the future.
‘Autogas is an affordable, abundant American fuel that allows companies like Asplundh to lower their operating costs while helping to preserve the environment in which they work,’ says Joe Thompson, president of ROUSH CleanTech.