The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and Alternative Fuels Trade Alliance recently wrapped up the latest in a nationwide series of free training workshops this week in Kansas City, MO. Targeting transportation managers and fleet managers, the educational workshops offer participants insight into the advantages of propane autogas and other alternative fuels.
“At these training workshops, fleet managers will gain the tools and knowledge they need to incorporate green technology into their current lineup of vehicles,” said PERC vice president Brian Feehan. “Fleets play a major role in alternative fuel adoption. Choosing a domestically produced, cleaner-burning fuel like propane autogas means a greener environment and less dependence on imported oil for all Americans, both now and in the future.”
The next workshop is scheduled for June 1 in Trenton, NJ, and will be the last stop on the free workshop tour. In total, 14 training seminars were offered in various states, as part of a program developed last year through a $1.6 million grant from the Energy Department. Program administrators estimate that over 700 fleet managers benefited from learning about alternative fuel quality, safety, available vehicles, biodiesel, ethanol, infrastructure, recent technological innovations, environmental advantages, and compressed natural gas. In each city, the Alternative Fuels Trade Alliance collaborated with the Energy Department’s Clean Cities coalitions, which work to cut imported petroleum usage and improve air quality.