Amerit Fleet Solutions Offers Advice for Alternative-Fuel FleetsFirsthand knowledge of fleet maintenance and operations gives Amerit Fleet Solutions the tools to help businesses.
Amerit Fleet Solutions is the country's largest assembly of fleet maintenance experts, and they're prepared to put their knowledge and expertise to work to keep businesses' operations running efficiently and with minimal costs. Of special importance in today's market is the ability to help with maintaining alternative-fuel fleets - they're the industry leader in that regard, and they've got advice for businesses that are considering alternative fuels.
Perhaps the first necessary consideration is the type of fuel to use:
- Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) technology comes with maintenance requirements similar to diesel-operated vehicles, reducing the need for specialized training. It can also cost as much as 75% less than diesel.
- Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) has similar cost benefits, though converting vehicles for its use can be expensive, and there's currently a lack of nationwide infrastructure to support it.
- Hybrid vehicles are ideal for in-city driving, though there are additional maintenance and disposal concerns to be considered.
- Clean diesel technology offers a proven infrastructure and low emissions, but the potential for diesel costs to rise is important to keep in mind as well.
Beyond the choice of fuel type, there are other immediate costs to consider. Converting vehicles to other types of fuel can be expensive, for instance, and in some cases it may be more cost-effective to purchase new vehicles. This is especially true given the availability of incentives for alternative-fuel fleets in some states.
There's also the fact that maintenance facilities will require modification to address the needs of the new or converted vehicles. LNG vehicles, for instance, must be stored in facilities with proper ventilation to ensure personnel safety. Of course, maintenance technicians will also require training to properly work on the new models.
Perhaps the most important concern, though, is the ability of the nationwide infrastructure to support certain kinds of vehicles. Many kinds of alternative fuel sources are not widely available - such as CNG and LNG - and the construction of these facilities can be quite expensive.
This has just been a glimpse at the expertise offered by Amerit Fleet Solutions. They can help a wide range of business discover and implement the fleet arrangement that works best for their needs - there is, after all, no one-size-fits all approach. Interested businesses should contact Amerit Fleet Solutions to learn more about available fleet options.
For more information contact:
Amerit Fleet Solutions
1331 N. California Blvd., Suite 150
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Submitted by: LogisticsWorld
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