Alpha Baking received this year's Propane Autogas Fleet award. Photo courtesy of PERC.

Alpha Baking received this year's Propane Autogas Fleet award. Photo courtesy of PERC.

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) awarded Alpha Baking Co. Inc. with the Propane Autogas Fleet award this afternoon at the annual Green Fleet Conference & Expo in Schaumburg, Ill.

With the help of ROUSH CleanTech, Alpha Baking, a national bakery products distributor and home to the iconic S. Rosen's brand, developed and implemented 22 Ford E-450 propane autogas bread delivery trucks in 2012.

The Propane Autogas Green Fleet Award honors one public or private fleet every year for its leadership in sustainability by switching to clean, American-made propane autogas.

“Alpha Baking has proven to be an alternative fuel leader in both its community and nationwide,” said Tucker Perkins, PERC’s chief business development officer. “The bakery’s investment in propane autogas embodies how fleets across the U.S. can implement green practices in an economic and practical way.”

Since making the switch from diesel to propane autogas two years ago, Alpha Baking says it has reduced harmful emissions by 50%.

“Propane autogas reduces harmful emissions, it’s made in the U.S., it reduces our dependency on foreign oil, it’s efficient, and it keeps our communities clean,” said Bob McGuire, Alpha Baking’s vice president and director of logistics, who accepted the award during the Green Fleet Awards ceremony. “Choosing vehicles that run on American-made propane autogas has also allowed us to lower fuel costs without sacrificing performance.”

For more information on the Green Fleet Conference & Expo and the Top Green Fleet Awards, visit www.greenfleetconference.com.

Originally posted on Business Fleet

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