Alternative Fuel Vehicles http://contractormag.com/taxonomy/term/6631/more en Dispelling myths surrounding propane autogas work trucks and vans http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/dispelling-myths-surrounding-propane-autogas-work-trucks-and-vans <div class="field-byline"> Michael Taylor </div> <div class="field-deck"> 6 Myths about propane autogas </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There are still a lot of myths in the marketplace regarding the use of propane autogas. Let's take a look at them...</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/dispelling-myths-surrounding-propane-autogas-work-trucks-and-vans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/dispelling-myths-surrounding-propane-autogas-work-trucks-and-vans#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Registered User Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:13:00 +0000 421741 at http://contractormag.com NTEA Work Truck Show: showcasing latest technologies, products http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/ntea-work-truck-show-showcasing-latest-technologies-products <div class="node-body article-body">Truck premieres, exclusive ride-and-drive opportunities, and a glimpse of the latest and greatest in work trucks drew a record-setting 11,905 — verified —industry professionals.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/ntea-work-truck-show-showcasing-latest-technologies-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/ntea-work-truck-show-showcasing-latest-technologies-products#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Registered User Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:34:00 +0000 417431 at http://contractormag.com Reuben Sarkar, Dept. Asst. Sec. for Transportation at US DOE to give Green Truck Summit keynote http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/reuben-sarkar-dept-asst-sec-transportation-us-doe-give-green-truck-summit- <div class="field-deck"> Sarkar to discuss vehicle efficiency and productivity on March 1 in Indianapolis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Reuben Sarkar, deputy assistant secretary for transportation at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), will serve as keynote speaker at the 2016 Green Truck Summit on Tuesday, March 1.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/reuben-sarkar-dept-asst-sec-transportation-us-doe-give-green-truck-summit-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/reuben-sarkar-dept-asst-sec-transportation-us-doe-give-green-truck-summit-#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Green Thu, 11 Feb 2016 19:52:00 +0000 415751 at http://contractormag.com <p>Keynote speaker Reuben Sarkar.</p> Expanded Work Truck Show educational slate covers all aspects of the work truck industry http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/expanded-work-truck-show-educational-slate-covers-all-aspects-work-truck-i <div class="field-deck"> Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions now available to all educational attendees </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Work Truck Show 2016 will feature a unified educational schedule allowing Work Truck Show and Green Truck Summit attendees to learn about a wider range of topics affecting their organizations. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/expanded-work-truck-show-educational-slate-covers-all-aspects-work-truck-i" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/expanded-work-truck-show-educational-slate-covers-all-aspects-work-truck-i#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:48:00 +0000 412491 at http://contractormag.com Carlo Castilla/Thinkstock 5 Considerations for contractors pursuing propane autogas http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/5-considerations-contractors-pursuing-propane-autogas <div class="field-byline"> By Tucker Perkins, Chief Business Development Officer, PERC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As contractors take a closer look at the vehicle options, infrastructure, emissions profile and total cost-of-ownership with alternative fuels, many find propane autogas provides the best value for their fleets.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/5-considerations-contractors-pursuing-propane-autogas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/5-considerations-contractors-pursuing-propane-autogas#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Registered User Tue, 03 Nov 2015 18:14:00 +0000 412331 at http://contractormag.com 2016 commercial vehicles’ features focus on connectivity, safety, fuel economy http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/2016-commercial-vehicles-features-focus-connectivity-safety-fuel-economy <div class="field-deck"> On the road again </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This article is a compilation of some of the trucks and vans best suited for the tradesperson. Let’s take a look at some of the newest models on the market that fit contractors’ vehicle needs. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/2016-commercial-vehicles-features-focus-connectivity-safety-fuel-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/2016-commercial-vehicles-features-focus-connectivity-safety-fuel-economy#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Registered User Fri, 30 Oct 2015 19:58:00 +0000 412181 at http://contractormag.com Weekly Product Gallery: Mercedes, GMC, ARE, Dodge, Mitsubishi-Fuso and WaterFurnace http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-mercedes-gmc-are-dodge-mitsubishi-fuso-and-waterfurnace <div class="node-body gallery-body">This week brings a collection of work vans from Mercedes, GMC, Dodge and Mitsubishi-Fuso, a new tonneau cover, and improvements to a popular line of geothermal heat pumps. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-mercedes-gmc-are-dodge-mitsubishi-fuso-and-waterfurnace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/weekly-product-gallery-mercedes-gmc-are-dodge-mitsubishi-fuso-and-waterfurnace#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Geothermal Media Galleries Trucks Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:08:00 +0000 412081 at http://contractormag.com 2015 Work trucks for contractors http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/2015-work-trucks-contractors <div class="field-deck"> Brand loyalty, fuel economy, payload, towing capacity and cargo space influence contractors’ purchasing decisions </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This time of year is always exciting to look forward to next year’s trucks, and it is no different for the 2015 models. A general consensus of contractors revealed that brand loyalty, fuel economy, payload, towing capacity and cargo space are all top of mind when making a truck purchasing-making decisions. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/2015-work-trucks-contractors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/alternative-fuel-vehicles/2015-work-trucks-contractors#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Registered User Fri, 07 Nov 2014 15:38:00 +0000 38111 at http://contractormag.com Ford EcoBoost Challenge showcases 2015 truck models http://contractormag.com/blog/ford-ecoboost-challenge-showcases-2015-truck-models <div class="node-body blog-body">John Mesenbrink and I had the opportunity to attend Ford’s EcoBoost Challenge. The event was for media members only, and we had the chance to jump behind the wheels of the most popular Ford vehicles on the road today at the EcoBoost Challenge in Arlington Heights, Ill. </div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/blog/ford-ecoboost-challenge-showcases-2015-truck-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/blog/ford-ecoboost-challenge-showcases-2015-truck-models#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Sustainably Speaking Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:47:00 +0000 34631 at http://contractormag.com Ford EcoBoost Challenge http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/ford-ecoboost-challenge <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ford Motor Company invited media members to an exclusive, hands-on preview of the latest in fuel-efficient, tough, smart vehicles during the VIP Preview for the EcoBoost Challenge.</div> <p><a href="http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/ford-ecoboost-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://contractormag.com/media-galleries/ford-ecoboost-challenge#comments Alternative Fuel Vehicles Media Galleries Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:20:00 +0000 34621 at http://contractormag.com