Oregon company converting vehicles with Blue Star

February 26, 2013 By    

Blue Star Gas is helping an Oregon medical transit service company convert its fleet vehicles to propane autogas, as well as providing training and ongoing support.

The company being serviced, Willamette Valley Transport, expects to save about $18,000 on fuel costs each year with its five new autogas vans, which travel between 25,000 and 30,000 miles each year across three counties. Owner Timothy McClain is converting each new model to autogas as he purchases them. He plans to convert 10 vans to autogas. So far has converted two Ford E-250s and three Chevy Express 3500s.

In addition, the fleet will recoup 50 cents per gallon because of the recently extended federal alternative fuel tax credit. Willamette Valley Transport estimates the tax credit will save it an additional $8,400 for its five propane-powered vehicles.

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Kevin Yanik was a senior editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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