Dave Jones, Inc., Charter Fuels: Wisconsin mechanical contractor increases propane fleet to 10 vehicles
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MADISON, Wis. – Dave Jones, Inc. has switched 10 Ford E-350s in its vehicle fleet to clean, cost-effective propane autogas. The company recently became a certified autogas conversion center through Alliance AutoGas to convert and service their own vehicles, and works with fellow Alliance partner Charter Fuels for dependable, year-round fuel supply, safety training and support.
“We couldn’t be happier operating on propane autogas, and we’re even looking forward to launching a clean fleet in Milwaukee soon,” says David D. Jones, president and owner of Dave Jones, Inc. “There is no noticeable loss in vehicle performance versus gasoline, and we’re saving at least 30 percent on fuel costs. It’s also good to know that autogas is a clean vehicle fuel that helps promote clean air, and 98 percent of the U.S. supply is made right here in America.”
Dave Jones Inc. is dedicated to promoting green technology, providing customers with geothermal technology and energy efficient HVAC equipment, and now running vehicles on clean fuel. Propane autogas vehicles emit 60-70 percent less smog-producing hydrocarbons than gasoline vehicles, as well as 20 percent less carbon monoxide, about 40 percent less nitrogen oxides and 12 percent less carbon dioxide.
Based in Lancaster, Wis., with locations across the state, Charter Fuels provides the Alliance AutoGas program for Wisconsin fleets, from coordinating vehicle conversions and providing fuel, to handling the installation of on-site propane autogas fuel stations and training staff how to safely handle and refuel propane vehicles.
“We’re seeing more Wisconsin fleets like Dave Jones, Inc. switch to autogas because it’s simply the most cost-effective fuel on the market—and I’m not just talking about savings at the pump,” says Josh Budworth of Charter Fuels. “It’s much less expensive to convert vehicles to autogas and install fuel stations compared to other alternative fuels; and through Alliance AutoGas, fleets can get up and running at no upfront cost. This makes autogas an especially viable choice for small business fleets and municipalities on a budget.”
Dave Jones, Inc. is a full-service mechanical contractor, providing plumbing, heating and cooling, and fire protection for both residential and commercial customers. A family-run business since 1977, Dave Jones, Inc. has more than 185 dedicated employees (and growing) who provide unmatched customer service. The company plans to continue adding propane autogas vehicles to its fleet, which is increasing every month. Visit www.davejonesinc.com.
About Charter Fuels
Family owned and operated for four generations, Charter Fuels has provided the communities it serves with reliable warmth, expert energy solutions and greater peace of mind for more than 88 years. The company has branches servicing 46 counties across Wisconsin, upper Michigan, northern Illinois, eastern Iowa and eastern Minnesota. Active in the local community, Charter Fuels donates profits from its pink propane delivery truck in conjunction with the American Breast Cancer Foundation’s “Pink-Ribbon” campaign. Visit www.charterfuels.com for more information.