Running any business where you have a fleet of vehicles tends to have very high operating costs. Most of this cost is gas for your trucks or cars. Every time the cost of gasoline or diesel fuel jumps at the pump, you have to contend with even higher operating costs until the price of gasoline drops again. Maybe it is time to look at an alternative fuel to help keep operating costs low and consistent. Here is how propane can help.
Propane Tanks for Cars and Trucks Are Consistent in Price
The price of propane does not rise or drop sharply. In fact, you can have close to the same price and cost for your fuel for at least half a year before you might see any change in price. That beats the cost of standard gas, which yo-yos up and down every couple of days and almost never holds steady at the same price for more than a week. Even when compared to the price of diesel fuel, the cost of propane is better. Since diesel costs more than standard gas, and yo-yos in price almost as often, it makes propane look better and better.
You Can Choose Portable, Removable Tanks or Tank Refill Stations
Converting your entire fleet over to propane is not as difficult as it seems. Your only major choice here is, do you choose portable propane fuel tanks that are easy to swap out when the vehicles run low, or do you choose the single tank that requires a propane filling station? That question can only be answered based on your business's current base of operations, and how far away your trucks are likely to travel.
If you are operating in Alaska, for example, you are not likely to find a propane filling station for hundreds of miles. In this instance, it is smarter to operate trucks or cars that have refill tanks that are easily connected and disconnected from the vehicle. The refill tanks are just as consistently-priced as the filling stations, plus you know exactly what it costs for every refill tank and how far each tank can travel before they need to be replaced.
You Can Actually Calculate Ahead of Time How Much Propane or Number of Tanks You Will Need
Think about that for a second. With standard gas, there is absolutely no way to calculate the distance each vehicle will go, neither is any consistency in daily price of standard gas that aid you in this endeavor. With propane, you can calculate how far a business vehicle will go on a full tank, how many tanks a vehicle will need each day. and the price per vehicle in operation per day.