Berres Brothers Coffee Roasters Bringing Propane Vans into Fleet

Char­ter Fuels, a part­ner in the Alliance Auto­Gas net­work, is help­ing Berres Broth­ers Cof­fee Roast­ers switch Ford E-250 vans to propane auto­gas to reduce their fleet’s envi­ron­men­tal impact. Run­ning the deliv­ery vehi­cles on auto­gas will dis­place approx­i­mate­ly 6,667 gal­lons of gaso­line annu­al­ly, while sav­ing over $5,000 in fuel costs for each vehi­cle. Lan­cast­er-based propane retail­er Char­ter Fuels is coor­di­nat­ing vehi­cle con­ver­sions, fuel­ing, staff train­ing and sup­port for the Berres Broth­ers fleet as part of the Alliance Auto­Gas net­work. “Berres Broth­ers is com­mit­ted to lead­ing the cof­fee roast­ing indus­try in Wis­con­sin and the Mid­west in envi­ron­men­tal respon­si­bil­i­ty,” says Greg Beranek of Berres Broth­ers Cof­fee Roast­ers. “We’re con­vert­ing fleet vehi­cles to propane auto­gas because it’s sig­nif­i­cant­ly clean­er than gaso­line, while also being cost-effec­tive to imple­ment. We plan to switch addi­tion­al vehi­cles to auto­gas as old­er ones retire to con­tin­ue improv­ing the air qual­i­ty in our local com­mu­ni­ties.”

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