BLACKSBURG, S.C., March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — For the first time ever, some U.S. Postal Service packages are being delivered via emission-reducing propane autogas trucks.
McAbee Trucking, a freight shipping and trucking company based in Blacksburg, purchased eight Ford F-750 delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas, a domestically produced, clean and economical alternative fuel. The vehicles are used for contracted parcel delivery routes between USPS locations in North and South Carolina.
“As a business owner, I continually look for ways to add safety, improve day-to-day operations, advocate for environmental preservation and save money,” said Lisa McAbee, owner of McAbee Trucking. “Our new propane fleet vehicles accomplish all these goals.”
Propane autogas engine technology has progressed to the point where emissions are reduced to near zero. Each of McAbee’s trucks is equipped with a Ford 6.8L V10 engine and ROUSH CleanTech propane fuel system, which is 90-percent cleaner than the Environmental Protection Agency’s most stringent heavy-duty emission standard.
“McAbee Trucking’s new propane trucks provide the power and range needed to make long-distance deliveries, with the added benefits of cost and emission savings,” said Todd Mouw, president of ROUSH CleanTech. “They are also backed by 45 years of Roush engineering and an extensive warranty and service network.”