Bobtails and Buses Being Followed by Beverage and Vocational Options
Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp is offering more variants of its dedicated-propane S2G model, adding beverage bodies and boxes to its bobtails for propane delivery companies.
The S2G will be offered for vocational vehicles, too – flatbeds, utility trucks, dump trucks – “wherever it makes sense,” says senior technical sales manager Mike Stark.
The basic vehicle, developed with the support of PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, was announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in 2012. FCCC’s S2G has an 8.0-liter engine from Powertrain Integration and a propane autogas fuel system from CleanFuel USA.
School Buses Introduced This Year
“It is the first OEM-produced medium duty dedicated-propane truck,” Stark told F&F.
Production began last year (F&F, August 16, 2013), and the chassis was offered for school buses as well as bobtails for propane delivery companies.
This past year also saw delivery of the first S2G-chassis box truck, to Southern California’s RH Peterson, a manufacturer of specialty barbecues and fireplaces. “This is a first-ever factory purpose-built medium duty propane box truck,” RH Peterson executive VP Tod Corrin says in a recent CleanFuel USA blog post.
The 26-foot truck has a GVWR of 33,000 pounds.
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Source: CleanFuel USA with Fleets & Fuels follow-up