Nestlé Waters North America has bought five propane autogas beverage trucks for its Los Angeles location.
The trucks will deliver Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water to area businesses and residents.
The beverage company purchased the propane autogas trucks for several reasons including wanting an alternative fuel system that maintains full factory warranty, the ease of fueling, the low infrastructure cost and lower electricity costs.
Nestlé Waters North America currently operates more than 2,000 trucks throughout the US that are primarily fueled by diesel.
The Nestlé Waters Los Angeles location currently utilizes on-site refueling for their diesel powered trucks and is adding an on-site propane autogas fueling station. Autogas infrastructure is less expensive to install than all other transportation fuels — conventional or alternative. On average, autogas costs up to 50 percent less than diesel, according to Roush CleanTech.
Nestlé Waters purchased the medium-duty chassis from Midway Ford and upfitted the vehicle with a side load beverage body at Mickey Body, located in High Point, North Carolina. Each unit is equipped with a California Air Resources Board and EPA-compliant Roush CleanTech propane autogas fuel system that provides a 45-usable gallon fuel tank.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office in Oregon saved $25,000 in fuel costs plus $8,000 in federal tax credits, and eliminated 67,400 pounds of greenhouse gases, 18 months after converting its gasoline patrol vehicles to propane autogas in 2013.