How To Get Commercial Propane Refills Into Your Earth-Friendly Delivery Trucks When They Are Working
If you run a business that takes orders for frozen foods and delivers them via refrigerated trucks, you know how expensive it can be to have these trucks fuel up and keep going while in transit. If you also operate an energy conscious and earth-friendly business, then your trucks probably run entirely on propane gas instead of standard gasoline or diesel. While these are excellent measures to take to save energy, money and the planet, the problem is that your trucks may run out of fuel when making long-distance deliveries. Here is how you can get commercial propane to your trucks when they need it most and do not have enough to get back to the company parking lot.
Commercial Propane Delivery Right to Your Trucks
Airplanes and jets are fueled midair, so why not propane tanks on trucks while they are on their delivery routes? You may be able to make an emergency request for propane delivery to a stranded truck, if the commercial propane provider is willing to drive out to your truck for a refill. Tow trucks do not currently have this ability, so if your driver is running low on propane and cannot find a refill station soon, an emergency propane delivery service is all you have got. Check with propane providers in your area to see if this is a service they may be willing to provide.
Make Arrangements with Gas Station Owners
Some gas station owners recognize that there are more trucks running on alternative fuels now, and they attempt to provide for all of these customers. See if you can come to an agreement or arrangement with some of the gas station owners that are on the outskirts of your delivery limits. The gas station owners may be willing to construct and install commercial propane tanks that your drivers can utilize for refills in exchange for your loyal business and/or your funding to install the tanks. Then your drivers will have access to propane fuel refills no matter how far out on their routes they are.
Install Reserve Tanks on Your Trucks and Keep the Reserve Tanks Filled
This option is a little more difficult to set up than the other two because not all trucks can handle the conversions needed to hold reserve tanks of propane. Some trucks are just too small, while other trucks do not have the means to access or transfer the reserves into the regular tanks. However, it is not impossible, although you may have to have some customized trucks created to fit with your company's image and refrigeration needs.
For more information, contact companies like Reeves Propane.