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Propane to power catering operations trucks at LAX

December 4, 2019 By    

dnata, a global air services provider with inflight catering operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), purchased eight propane-powered Ford F-750 delivery trucks.

The eight new Ford F-750 delivery trucks will be powered by Roush CleanTech's 6.8L V10 3V propane engine. Photo courtesy of Roush CleanTech.

The eight new Ford F-750 delivery trucks will be powered by Roush CleanTech’s 6.8L V10 3V propane engine. Photo courtesy of Roush CleanTech

“Our top priority is to operate a clean and safe fleet,” says Peter DeVito, CEO of dnata catering USA. “With these propane vehicles, we reduce emissions without sacrificing safety or performance.”

The trucks are built with Roush CleanTech’s 6.8L V10 3V propane engine. With dnata’s recent propane vehicle purchase, Roush CleanTech says it has built and deployed 20,000 Ford vehicles and Blue Bird school buses fueled by propane to fleets across North America since 2010.

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with dnata as the company expands in the U.S. and moves to a greener fleet,” says Todd Mouw, president of Roush CleanTech. “It’s these types of solid foundations that have helped us become the industry leader of alternative fuel technology, with 20,000 vehicles, more than 1,200 customers and over 1 billion miles accumulated.”

Roush CleanTech says the first two vehicles were delivered this month, with another six arriving by the end of 2019. dnata will fuel the vehicles through mobile on-site fueling with its local propane provider, as well as at public propane stations.

“The economics of propane autogas are hard to ignore,” DeVito says. “Propane helps keep our budget in check because the fuel costs a lot less and requires less maintenance than diesel or gasoline.”

Joe McCarthy

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Joe McCarthy is a former Associate Editor of LP Gas Magazine.

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