Separated only by a Work Truck Show aisle at the sprawling Indiana Convention Center in March, two strong advocates for propane autogas championed new products, projects and partnerships created to help grow the market in the United States.
Stuart Weidie and Todd Mouw are familiar names in propane autogas circles – Weidie the president of Alliance AutoGas, a Blossman Gas company, and Mouw the president of fuel system supplier Roush CleanTech. Both say the fuel can provide significant operational cost and environmental benefits to those who adopt it.
“I just love the story we have – the versatility of the fuel, whether it’s [transporting] kids, water, serving LAX airport or delivering mail for the U.S. Postal Service,” says Mouw, recounting recent Roush efforts to fuel fleet vehicles across industries. “Propane’s there – it can deliver the goods.”
Mouw stood in front of a 2018 Ford F-650 that showcased Roush’s new partnership with McAbee Trucking, a freight shipping and trucking company based in Blacksburg, South Carolina, that delivers packages for the U.S. Postal Service. At the show, McAbee announced plans to purchase eight propane-fueled trucks, with each burning about 6,000 gallons of propane a year, Mouw notes.