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Happy Holiday and Season's Greetings from the Arro Autogas Team!

The holiday season is a time to celebrate another year, enjoy family and friends, great meals, and delicious baked goods. During this busy time of year we often get wrapped up in the festivities of the holidays. You may be making long journeys to visit your loved ones or shopping online for those perfect gifts. Maybe you receive your holiday groceries or pre-planned meal boxes right to your door. What may not readily come to mind is that all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season increases the work load for fleet vehicles delivering packages, gifts, and essentials for your holiday meal. It increases the need for additional shuttle use for patrons traveling to and from hotels and airports. Think about all the fleet vehicles that provide services like these, have you ever contemplated what those trucks, vans, and shuttles may be powered on? Most likely we assume these vehicles we see on the highway are fueled by conventional gasoline and continue on our way. There are many companies across the country, however, that utilize propane autogas to power these fleets. 

By utilizing propane autogas, delivery and shuttle companies enjoy reductions in emissions and fuel costs, both essential during the busier months of November and December. Companies like Chicago based GO Airport Express who have eliminated one million pounds of carbon dioxide from their environmental footprint over the life of their autogas fleet. Likewise, they've seen 50 percent savings on fuel costs. Or, Schwan's Food Company that experiences fuel savings estimated at $30 million annually with their clean fleet and have been certified by the EPA as an Ultra Low Emissions vehicle. 

Efficiency of these fleet vehicles during the holiday rush is also important. Alpha Baking Company boasts a smoother, quieter, more powerful ride in their propane trucks compared to a diesel vehicle, while Schwan's Food Company drivers say they do not notice a difference in power compared to a gasoline engine. 

Next time you see a fleet vehicle on its way to your local baker or grocer, possibly the next time they make a stop at your house, take a look to see if they are also powered by propane. With all the benefits to propane autogas, now is the time to start thinking how your fleet can make the switch. 

We wish you all the very best holiday season and a New Year overflowing with happiness!

Posted on Dec 02, 2017