The Alliance AutoGas Law Enforcement Alternative Fuel Training held recently at the AutoGas Research & Technology Center in Asheville, NC gave county and municipal fleet managers the opportunity to learn more about merits of propane autogas conversion.
The one day, hands-on training familiarized North Carolina sheriffs, law enforcement officers and municipal governments on how converting fleets to propane autogas as an alternative fuel will dramatically lower emissions and save costs without a costly infrastructure requirement. Attendees heard remarks by Ed Hoffman, President of Blossman Services, Inc., Bill Eaker, Senior Environmental Planner & Coordinator at Land of Sky Clean Vehicles Coalition, Michael Phillips, retired Captain of Criminal Enforcement at the Iredell County NC Sheriff’s Office and Steve Hightower, Fleet Manager for the City of Kingsport. Three training sessions were led by Alliance AutoGas team members on the topics of Safety Training, Refueling Dispenser Training, and Installation and Maintenance Training, along with a Q & A session. “Ride and Drives” were available in the Dodge Charger, Ford Explorer Interceptor, Ford Taurus, Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Impala and the Crown Victoria. Onsite Fuel Analysis and ROI Calculations were available throughout the day to all attendees. Attendees were asked to bring their fleet’s vehicle miles, estimated fuel cost and mpg information for a free consultation with the Alliance AutoGas team. Notes BSI President Ed Hoffman, “This event is yet another way that Alliance Autogas is demonstrating our commitment to law enforcement. Our EPA approved products and after-sales support enable agencies the ability to experience the benefits of Autogas.” Hoffman added, “We currently offer for this market segment the Explorer and Taurus Interceptors from Ford, Dodge Charger Pursuit and Jeep Wrangler from FCA, and the Impala, Caprice, and Tahoe from GM.” Training session participants gained a deeper understanding of the benefits and implications of adopting the world’s third most popular automotive fuel. “We plan on hosting this event again, both here in North Carolina and through select markets throughout the U.S., Hoffman said.”