RENEWABLE DIESEL OR PROPANE: A NEW CHOICE FOR THE YELLOW FLEET

Written by Michael Terreri

Conventional diesel is rolling back on its heels. Proponents say that there are two types of fleets today—those that are planning a switch from diesel or those that have already made the move.

That is a small exaggeration, but concerns surrounding cost, emissions and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) maintenance are forcing fleets to look in all directions for solutions: Renewable diesel, propane, natural gas, electric drivetrains and even gasoline. Though propane has enjoyed a certain advantage over the other alternatives because of a unique combination of maintenance, emissions and cost saving benefits, its dominance was challenged with the arrival of renewable diesel.

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