Fuel Management

PERC Offers Online Fleet Video Series

January 22, 2014

ThyssenKrupp's experience with propane autogas will be profiled as part of PERC's Straight Talk video series on Feb. 5, 2014.
ThyssenKrupp's experience with propane autogas will be profiled as part of PERC's Straight Talk video series on Feb. 5, 2014.

To commemorate the records set for light- and medium-duty vehicle use of propane autogas in 2013, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is releasing an online video series featuring interviews with top fleets across the country about their experiences using propane autogas.

The Straight Talk videos feature real stories from five fleet managers at public and private organizations that use propane autogas in significant portions of their fleets. Participants include DIRECTV, Mesa Public Schools, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, AAustin Express Inc., and Prince George’s County, Md. The series will be released online beginning Jan. 22 on propanestraighttalk.com.

Each week, one new video interview from the five participating organizations will be posted on PERC’s Straight Talk site leading up to the NTEA Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show, March 4-7. The videos document topics PERC identifies as important to fleets considering a switch to alternative fuels: return on initial investment, ease of installation, and access to affordable refueling infrastructure.

“ThyssenKrupp Elevator has been operating propane autogas vehicles for three years,” Tom Armstrong, director of fleet at ThyssenKrupp, said. “The fuel has proven to be the best option for our fleet and sustainability goals. At the end of the day, peer resources like these videos can provide crucial insights to prepare fleet managers to test the fuel themselves.”

Release dates for the videos are scheduled throughout January and February and include:

Brandon Morris, director of fleet services for DIRECTV, will be interviewed about the fleet's use of propane autogas on Feb. 26, 2014.
Brandon Morris, director of fleet services for DIRECTV, will be interviewed about the fleet's use of propane autogas on Feb. 26, 2014.

Jan. 22: Introductory video highlighting topics covered throughout the series.
Jan. 29: Interview with Ron Latko, director of transportation and fleet management, Mesa, Ariz., Public Schools.
Feb. 5: Interview with Tom Armstrong, fleet manager, ThyssenKrupp Elevator.
Feb. 12: Interview with Rick Hilmer, fleet manager, Prince George’s County, Md.
Feb.19: Interview with Adam McCloe, VP operations, AAustin Express Inc. & GM Freight, Inc.
Feb. 26: Interview with Brandon Morris, director of fleet services, DIRECTV.

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