At this year’s Government Fleet Expo held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, public sector fleet managers could see the latest propane-autogas-powered vehicles and commercial lawn mowers on display, as well as learn how to add them to their fleets.
In booth 137, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) showcased the new 2016 propane-autogas-powered Ford F-150, as well as propane-powered Gravely and Exmark commercial mowers, and a refueling dispenser from Superior Energy Systems.
PERC also encouraged fleet managers to attend the panel session “Is Propane Right for Your Fleet?” on Tuesday, June 9, from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. During the session, government fleet managers could hear from peers who have already integrated propane autogas vehicles into their fleets:
- Dave Anderson, Adams 12 Five Star Schools Director of Transportation and Fleet Services.
- Dave Butters, Monroe County, New York, Asset Manager of Physical Services.
- Terry Ruddick, Thompson School District Transportation Director.
Moderated by Brian Carney, Group Account Director with Roush CleanTech, the panel of fleet managers walked the audience through how they implemented propane autogas vehicles by delving into the situations they encountered when deploying vehicles, installing fueling stations, and training operators and technicians. They also discussed why propane autogas makes sense for their respective fleets.
“During this session, fleet managers considering propane for their vehicles will learn directly from their peers how it provides a proven solution for fleets just like theirs,” says Tucker Perkins, PERC’s Chief Business Development Officer. “Propane offers an increasing number of government fleets a lower total cost of ownership, a clean emissions profile, and affordable and scalable refueling options that make sense for their operations.”