Anheuser-Busch distributor adds autogas vehicles

March 12, 2018 By    

Southern Eagle Distributing, an Anheuser-Busch distributor, purchased two propane autogas vehicles for its Charleston, South Carolina, fleet.

The Ford F-650 beverage delivery trucks are equipped with a Ford 6.8-liter V-10 3-valve engine with a Roush CleanTech fuel system. The engines are certified to a 0.05 grams per brake horsepower-hour for nitrogen oxide.

“Southern Eagle Distributing has adopted propane autogas technology to reduce our overall emissions and create a more environmentally friendly and green fleet,” says Jim Henderson, vice president of operations for Southern Eagle. “We care about and support our local communities and want to impact them positively.”

Southern Eagle is installing a propane station with a 1,000-gallon tank at its Charleston location. According to Roush, the company is saving more than 40 percent on fuel compared with current diesel prices and expects to reduce maintenance expenses as well.

“By choosing propane autogas, Southern Eagle is reducing harmful emissions for its community and its employees,” says Todd Mouw, president of Roush. “This domestically produced energy continues to grow rapidly in the transportation markets as thousands of fleets experience the clean and economic benefits.”

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Clara Richter was a managing editor at LP Gas magazine.

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