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Best Practices in Emissions-Reduction Strategies

January 2013, Green Fleet Magazine - Cover Story

by Lauren Fletcher - Also by this author

Todd Mouw, vice president, sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech speaks from the podium at the launch of Sears’ 27 new propane-autogas vans.
Todd Mouw, vice president, sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech speaks from the podium at the launch of Sears’ 27 new propane-autogas vans.

Fleets across the country are looking to reduce emissions, and have found numerous ways of doing so. From deploying alternative-fuel vehicles, to utilizing telematics, to moving to four-cylinder vehicles, major fleets are getting serious and successful at significantly reducing emissions.

Sears Holdings Uses Propane Autogas to Decrease Emissions
Sears Holdings deployed 27 new ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-250 cargo vans, fueled by propane autogas, in its Sears Home Service (SHS) fleet in the Seattle area for in-home service and repair visits.

“Propane autogas has proven safe, reliable and environmentally friendly, and we look forward to putting this fuel to work in our fleet,” said Stu Reed, Sears Holdings senior vice president and president of Sears Home Services. “The conversion of 27 of our product repair vans to propane autogas is one of several initiatives we have underway to improve the efficiency of our fleet of 10,000 Home Services vans. If we get the type of efficiencies we expect by converting these vans to ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas, we could scale this to all 10,000 service vans.”

Other environmental steps SHS has taken include a no-idling policy and installing “economizer” devices on 4,800 of its service vans to ensure technicians drive at speeds that optimize fuel efficiency.

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