Heavy Duty Trucking

SEP 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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90 HDT • SEPTEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com D espite the buzz about natural gas, propane remains the most popular alternative fuel in the United States. Propane has been used as a trans- portation fuel since 1912, according to the California Energy Commis- sion. Today, there are about 200,000 propane-powered vehicles running in the U.S., "and growing," says Mike Taylor, business development manager at the Propane Education and Research Council. Elsewhere in the world, propane powers some 2 million autos and trucks. Fleets such as Frito-Lay and United ALTERNATIVE FUEL Propane The country's third most popular vehicle fuel powers everything from gas grills to medium-duty trucks. Tom Berg • Senior Editor UPS made headlines earlier this year when it announced a $70 million investment in propane-powered delivery trucks.

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