North America’s largest bottled water company reduces emissions, saves money with alternatively fueled beverage delivery trucks
Los Angeles — Five medium-duty beverage trucks fueled by clean-burning, affordable propane autogas will begin operation today at Nestlé Waters North America’s Los Angeles location. The trucks will deliver Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water to area businesses and residents.
The reasons cited for the purchase of the propane autogas trucks include an alternative fuel system that maintains full factory warranty, the ease of fueling, the low infrastructure cost and the unexpected benefit of lower electricity costs. They currently operate over 2,000 trucks throughout the nation that are primarily fueled by diesel.
“Nestlé Waters North America is committed to delivering customers drinking water with reliable, innovative and efficient green transportation solutions,” said Bill Ardis, fleet manager for Nestlé Waters North America. “Like many, we are evaluating the different technologies that offer savings over the life of the vehicle and realized that propane autogas is a smart choice for reducing fuel and maintenance costs while providing cleaner air for the community.”
The Nestlé Waters Los Angeles location currently utilizes on-site refueling for their diesel powered trucks. They have chosen to continue this practice by adding an on-site propane autogas fueling station. Autogas infrastructure is less expensive to install than all other transportation fuels — conventional or alternative. On average, autogas costs up to 50 percent less than diesel.
“Fueling beverage delivery trucks with propane autogas offers the best total cost of ownership, without compromising standard delivery procedures,” said Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. “By choosing this safe, abundant and American-made fuel, fleets around the nation are reducing their operating costs and lowering their carbon footprint.”
Nestlé Waters purchased the medium-duty chassis from Midway Ford and upfitted the vehicle with a side load beverage body at Mickey Body, located in High Point, North Carolina. Each unit is equipped with a California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency-compliant ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel system that provides a 45-usable gallon fuel tank.
About Nestlé Waters North America: As the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S., Nestlé Waters North America provides people with an unrivaled portfolio of bottled water as healthy hydration. Among them are natural spring water brands such as Poland Spring ®, Deer Park®, Zephyrhills® and Arrowhead®. Its national purified water brand is Nestlé® Pure Life®. International brands include Perrier® and S.Pellegrino®. The company’s line of ready-to-drink teas now includes Nestea®, Sweet Leaf® and Tradewinds®. Based in Stamford, Connecticut with 7,500 employees nationwide, Nestlé Waters strives to reduce its environmental footprint, improve recycling rates in North America, and create shared value in those communities where it has operations. To reach success, the company follows its credo: Respect for each other, respect for the environment, and respect for the community. For more information, please visit www.nestle-watersna.com.
About ROUSH CleanTech: ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology, is a division of ROUSH Enterprises based in Livonia, Mich. ROUSH CleanTech designs, engineers, manufactures and installs propane autogas fuel system technology for light- and medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles, and Type A and Type C Blue Bird school buses. As a Ford QVM-certified alternative fuel vehicle manufacturer, ROUSH CleanTech delivers economical, clean and domestically produced fueling options for fleets across the country. Learn more at ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800.59.ROUSH.
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Nestlé Waters North America
877.411.3243 ext. 809