Blue Bird added in a release that A-Z Bus, which services California and Hawaii, grew its “already commanding market share” and was also recognized as one of six dealers to win the 2013 Propane Autogas Leadership Award that is given in conjunction with ROUSH CleanTech. “2013 was a strong year for A-Z Bus Sales,” said Jim Reynolds, CEO of A-Z Bus Sales and five year dealer representative on Blue Bird’s Dealer Advisory Council… (School Transportation News)
ROUSH CleanTech was started by noted performance engineer and motorsports legend Jack Roush in 2010. He began his automotive career at Ford Motor Co. in 1964, assembling Ford’s iconic Mustang. Roush applied his passion for performance and focus on success to create Roush Enterprises and its subsidiaries… (Green Fleet)
Alvin Independent School District (ISD), just south of Houston, converted its school bus fleet to propane autogas following the energy crisis of the 1970s. Fuel access and pricing were starting to hinder the district’s transportation department, and after researching alternative fuels, the district switched to propane autogas in 1982. Thirty-one years later, Alvin ISD operates more than 100 propane autogas school buses that travel a total of nearly 1 million miles each year… (School Bus Fleet)
As this year comes to an end, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the relationships we have established with you, our valued partners. A quote from American businessman and automotive pioneer Henry Ford comes to mind: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; and working together is success.”
As a number of school districts across the United States are switching their buses from diesel to propane, Coolidge Unified School District becomes the first in Pinal County to make the switch. On Wednesday, Superintendent Charie Wallace and Micheal Schmitt, director of plant operations, gave the governing board their reasons for the recommendations… (Coolidge Examiner)
As harvest comes to a close, take a moment to winterize equipment. Proper storage and maintenance in the off-season lowers upkeep costs and reduces downtime from broken parts, helping ensure systems work safely and efficiently next season. Nearly 40 percent of farms in the U.S. use propane to run pumps and engines, heat buildings, and dry and process crops… (Agri-View)
The new propane bus for the Crawford AuSable School District has been on the roll, transporting students to sporting events and activities. The school district received the 2014 77-passenger propane Blue Bird bus, which has a right side fiberglass storage compartment installed, about three weeks ago… (CrawfordCountyAvalanche.com)
The Cleveland school district is considering a plan to replace its aging bus fleet with 225 new vehicles by the end of this school year. The district would pay about $19 million over the next seven years in a lease-purchase plan that districts Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon presented to the school board Tuesday night… (Cleveland.com)
Here in America, we love to talk about cleaner air and domestic energy security. But it’s a turbulent time in the Middle East. And these types of socio-political economic disturbances always seem to affect us at the pump.Why do we depend on foreign countries for our main energy supplies? Why are we not focusing more on what is produced here in the U.S.? The good news is that we do have transportation energy alternatives like compressed natural gas and propane autogas.
ROUSH CleanTech has experienced an incredible amount of growth this year. Since the company’s inception in 2010, we have been building on our momentum toward the company that we have today. And we have our customers to thank. In 2013, we took great strides to increase our brand presence in the alternative fuels industry. We expanded our company by hiring dozens of new employees. We invested heavily in technology, people and processes.