Today we bring you the top fleet industry and alternative fuel news from around the nation:
- Pinnacle Propane has joined the national Alliance AutoGas network to bring clean propane vehicle conversions and fueling to fleets in the Southwest U.S. and Arkansas. “The addition of Pinnacle Propane to the Alliance AutoGas partner network is a big step toward reaching our objective of completely covering the lower 48,” said Alliance AutoGas President Stuart Weidie.
- Weidie also spoke out this week against North Carolina’s possible natural gas vehicle mandate, which would require all public school buses and half the Department of Transportation’s truck fleet to run on CNG. See our post from Tuesday.
- Meanwhile, Louisiana lawmakers have taken steps to encourage propane autogas dispensing devices at fuel stations throughout the state. The House Committee on Transportation, Highways and Public Works has sent a bill to the floor that would promote widespread use of autogas in Louisiana. State law currently prohibits the general use of self-service pumps for propane.
- The Colorado state Senate approved a bill making it easier to implement refueling and recharging stations for natural gas and electric vehicles in the state, “by allowing electric vehicle charging stations, natural gas and propane sold without being regulated by the state Public Utility Commission.”
- In a time of skyrocketing gasoline prices and shrinking budgets, the Southeast Propane Autogas Development Program is continuing to help American fleets switch to affordable, domestically produced alternative fuel. The next event in their propane autogas roadshow series is next Thursday at the world-famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. Click here to RSVP to the May 3 roadshow.
- TorqueNews examines how fleet owners and managers today are “greening” their vehicles to reduce their carbon footprints and promote corporate sustainability.
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