Florida roadway fleet surpasses 1 million gallons of autogas

December 23, 2020 By    

A Florida roadway fleet celebrated the refueling of its 1 millionth gallon of propane autogas earlier this year.

Autogas fill photo courtesy of Roy Jorgensen Associates & Alliance AutoGas

The Road Ranger Service Patrol Fleet fuels about 40 of its vehicles with propane autogas. Photo courtesy of Roy Jorgensen Associates & Alliance AutoGas

The Road Ranger Service Patrol Fleet provides incident management response services and limited no-cost highway assistance to motorists to improve highway safety for emergency responders and the motoring public.

Its autogas program began in 2015 when Roy Jorgensen Associates, which oversees the Road Ranger fleet, collaborated with Alliance AutoGas (AAG) to begin a pilot propane autogas program. About 40 autogas vehicles used by the Road Ranger fleet operate throughout Florida’s southeastern coast, and a majority of the vehicles in the fleet travel more than 100,000 miles per year.

“Our autogas program has been an eye-opener on what alternative fuel can do for fleets,” says Ernie Molina, vice president for Roy Jorgensen Associates. “The cost-saving benefit compared to diesel or gasoline was evident. However, the other benefits make a big difference for the Road Ranger fleet.”

One of those benefits, Molina adds, includes AAG-provided infrastructure for a personal refueling center.

“The maintenance vehicles have to refuel often, as they’re providing service 24/7 every day of the year. Having access to our own refueling station for whenever we need it is a game-changer,” says Molina, also praising the reliability of the autogas system, stable LPG fuel prices and the environmental benefits of propane.

Roy Jorgensen Associates has provided maintenance consultant services, facility maintenance operations, and roadway maintenance services throughout the U.S. since 1961.

“After learning about the work Jorgensen was doing with the Road Ranger fleet and how much mileage their fleet puts on throughout a year, I knew AAG could offer a great autogas program that would improve their operation,” says Ed Hoffman, president of Blossman Services, the autogas system distribution partner of AAG.

AAG is an international network providing propane autogas solutions to light-, medium- and heavy-duty fleets.

Featured photo courtesy of Roy Jorgensen Associates & Alliance AutoGas

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Brian Richesson is the editor in chief of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at brichesson@northcoastmedia.net or 216-706-3748.

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