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Operating up to 33,000-pounds GVWR, the model was created in response to the growing demand for a propane autogas-fueled medium-duty chassis for bobtail applications, cylinder delivery trucks, beverage delivery, and larger tank setters and box trucks. (PHOTO: ROUSH CleanTech)

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The All-New Propane Autogas Ford F-750

With a growing demand for a propane-autogas-fueled medium-duty chassis for several vocational applications, Ford and ROUSH CleanTech responded.

Nestlé Waters North America added 155 propane autogas trucks to its fleet after piloting 29 vehicles in 2014 and 2015. (PHOTO: Nestle Waters USA)

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Propane Autogas Fuels Fleets

Both Nestlé Waters North America and Bimbo Bakeries USA have added to their propane-autogas-fueled vehicle fleet, reducing overall emissions by millions of pounds over each fleets lifetime.

A Ford F-150 truck (pictured above) will be converted by Alliance AutoGas to run on propane autogas at the NTEA Work Truck Show, on March 3.

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Alliance AutoGas Mobilizes Vehicle Conversion Program

Alliance AutoGas is making two big moves to show how propane autogas can fit into sustainability initiatives for truck fleets.

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The Role of NGVs in Climate Strategy

Producing fewer harmful emissions, natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are set to play a role with electric and fuel-cell vehicles to meet ambitious climate change goals.

The subcategories NHTSA and the EPA created for the vocational vehicle segment facilitate the breakdown of proposed fuel consumption standards beginning in model-year 2021. (SOURCE: CENTER FOR CLIMATE AND ENERGY SOLUTIONS)

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Impact of Regulatory Issues on Medium-Duty Truck Fleets

With the start of the New Year already behind us, truck fleets are facing the possibility of even more regulations. The new rules are designed to make truck fleet operations more efficient and safer.

Photo: Alkane Truck Company

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Alkane Achieves DOT Compliance, Builds New Assembly Facility

Alkane Truck Co. recently achieved compliance certification from the U.S. Department of Transportation for its propane-fueled Class 7 cab-over-engine trucks, which will be assembled at a new plant in South Carolina starting in 2016.

Photo courtesy of Workhorse

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UPS Goes Green with Workhorse

The all-new hybrid-electric delivery vehicle will deliver 400 percent of the fuel economy of a comparable gasoline-powered vehicle, and features the truckmaker’s E-GEN technology.

There are several alternative energy options fleet managers can consider to maximize their fleet’s energy budget and increase energy savings. Photo via iStockphoto.com

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Five Steps for Managing Your Fleet's Energy Budget

Energy consumption accounts for a large part of a fleet’s operating budget. Fleet managers need to look for efficient and long-lasting ways to reduce this expense.

During hands-on practical skill building, technicians use a depth gauge to assess damage on a compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinder.

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CNG Fuel System Inspections: Technician Training is Key

Technicians inspecting compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel systems should be trained on general and detailed visual inspections.

As part of its greener fleet purchases, the City of Glendale, Calif., replaced a larger diesel chassis with a smaller, gasoline-powered Ford F-550. The fleet plans to equip its next aerial trucks with a battery pack for the boom so operators won’t need to run the truck’s engine while the boom is in use.

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Overcoming the Challenges of Green Fleet Procurement

When fleets put a green fleet policy in place, there’s a ripple effect. Procurement is one area to feel the effects. How do fleets face these challenges — and come out on top in the long run?

Learn from the experts at Automotive Fleet the ways fleet organizations are greening their fleets. The Green Fleet Channel brings you the latest in the reduction of fuel costs and alternative energy solutions for fleet cars and trucks.

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