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Bimbo Bakeries and Nestlé Waters Add Propane Trucks

By March 8, 2016Blog

Bimbo Bakeries and Nestlé Waters Add Propane Trucks

Dear Friends of ROUSH CleanTech,
Todd Mouw, VP of sales and marketing, ROUSH CleanTech

Last week, there was a lot of excitement about propane autogas at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show. This includes two companies in the food and beverage industry — Bimbo Bakeries and Nestlé Waters North America — that unveiled their new propane autogas delivery trucks during the show.

Of the almost 9,000 vehicles equipped with ROUSH CleanTech fuel systems, nearly 500 operate in the food and beverage industry. This includes Bimbo Bakeries’ new Ford F-59s and Nestlé Waters North America’s 185 Ford F-650s.

Bimbo Bakeries equipped 84 delivery trucks with propane autogas fuel technology to accomplish corporate environmental goals and reduce total operating costs. Each truck cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 190,000 pounds compared to its gasoline counterparts.

After piloting 29 propane autogas trucks in 2014 and 2015, Nestlé Waters North America added 155 more to deliver beverages to markets across the nation. While it gains from the $1-per-gallon fuel savings, the company says customers have noticed the quieter, cleaner operation of the delivery trucks.

And, parent company Nestlé USA showed its commitment to reduce harmful emissions. The company joined more than a dozen other global food and beverage leaders to call for action on climate change in a joint letter prior to the Sustainable Innovation Forum last year. Nestlé set its target to reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions per ton of product by 35 percent. Nestlé Waters’ switch to propane autogas will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 29.3 million pounds over the lifetime of the vehicles.

Next month, we’ll be at the Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo and will be featuring the newest medium-duty vehicle in our portfolio that will reduce greenhouse gases and carbon dioxide emissions — the ROUSH CleanTech Ford F-750.

Call us today at 800.59.ROUSH to find out more about our clean-operating, heavier-duty models fueled by propane autogas.


Todd Mouw