Written on: July 17, 2023
Managing a fleet of vehicles can sometimes feel like a game of Whack-a-Mole. Seemingly every day can present a new problem that wreaks havoc on your bottom line. Maybe it’s a spike in gasoline or diesel prices. Maybe there’s a fuel shortage in your part of Pennsylvania, and you’re losing valuable hours while your drivers line up at the pump. Maybe one of your trucks breaks down, and suddenly you’re short one vehicle AND paying for expensive repairs.
As soon as you deal with one problem, another one pops right up for you to whack!
At Koppy’s Propane, we help commercial customers solve their fleet fueling issues in Luzerne, Cumberland, Dauphin and other counties in our part of the Keystone State. We offer a cost and time-saving option that can transform how you manage your vehicles — propane autogas.
You might not be aware that propane is the third most popular vehicle fuel in the country after gasoline and diesel. It’s used in light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. There are over 60,000 propane autogas vehicles on the road right now.
An autogas vehicle stores propane under pressure in a tank. As pressure is released, the propane travels into the engine for combustion.
Autogas has some significant benefits over gasoline and diesel. Propane is a predominately U.S.-made fuel, so its price is more stable (and generally much lower) than those other fuels. It also produces 20 percent less carbon monoxide and 40 percent less nitrogen oxide than gasoline, ensuring better air quality for your workers. And propane autogas engines run cleaner than gas and diesel engines, so your maintenance costs will be lower.
You can get started right away making the switch to autogas fleet fueling. We partner with the Alliance Autogas network to set up businesses with propane storage and filling equipment. We will work with you to assess your fleet’s needs, set up your autogas infrastructure and arrange a flexible, tailored fuel delivery schedule.
With an onsite autogas fill station, you can say goodbye to long lines at the pump and hours spent reconciling receipts. Your drivers will fill their tanks at an easy-to-learn, safe pump at your business, and we’ll be your fuel vendor.
The customers we’ve helped to convert to autogas fleets saw a recoup timeline of about 12 to 24 months with the cost savings of a propane fleet. Those that financed their conversion saw immediate savings!
Plus, there are efficiency and productivity factors that come into play with onsite fleet fueling. When you consider the miles your vehicles won’t need to drive to find a service station — not to mention the time you’ll save — making the switch with Koppy’s Propane is a no-brainer.
Our team members are ready to help you save time, money and stress. Get in touch with us today to discuss converting to autogas.