DCC Propane to Exhibit at the 46th Annual WAPT Conference and Trade Show

DCC Propane is excited to announce our participation in the Washington Association for Pupil Transportation (WAPT) 46th Annual Conference and Trade Show. The event will be held from June 23rd to June 26th, 2024, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington. We invite you to visit us at BOOTH 16 to learn more about how our propane solutions can benefit your transportation needs.

About the WAPT Annual Conference

The WAPT Annual Conference is a premier event in the state of Washington, renowned for its comprehensive focus on student transportation. It attracts over 400 attendees from the state’s 295 school districts, including drivers, driver trainers, supervisors, mechanics, business managers, and superintendents. This event is an excellent opportunity for us to connect with industry professionals and showcase our propane products and services.

Who to Expect

Adam Cain, Commercial Sales Manager (PNW), adam.cain@dccpropane.com

Kelly LaBrash, Commercial Marketing Manager, kelly.labrash@dccpropane.com

Why consider propane for school buses?

  1. Cost-Effectiveness: Propane autogas typically costs less per gallon than diesel and gasoline, leading to significant savings on fuel expenses. Additionally, propane engines have lower maintenance costs due to their cleaner-burning properties, which result in less wear and tear on engine components.
  2. Environmental Benefits: Propane is a cleaner-burning fuel in comparison to diesel that reduces harmful emissions. It produces fewer greenhouse gases, particulate matter, and NOx emissions compared to diesel. This contributes to improved air quality, which is particularly beneficial for students’ health, especially those with respiratory conditions.
  3. Performance & Reliability in All Weather Settings: Modern propane school buses offer comparable power, performance, and driving range to their diesel counterparts. They are known for their reliable cold-start capabilities, making them ideal for all weather conditions. Propane engines also run quieter than diesel engines, contributing to a better environment for drivers and passengers.
  4. Infrastructure and Availability: Propane infrastructure is widely available. At DCC Propane, we offer customizable refueling solutions, such as on-site refueling, to meet the specific needs of school districts. We also monitor your bulk tank and auto-fill when it dips below 30%.
  5. Safety: Propane school buses are equipped with robust safety features and meet rigorous safety standards. Propane fuel tanks are 20 times more puncture-resistant than gasoline tanks, and propane itself has a narrow flammability range, adding an extra layer of safety.
  6. Support and Training: Transitioning your school bus fleet from diesel to propane is hassle-free and easy with DCC Propane. We provide comprehensive training programs to ensure that school district personnel, including drivers and maintenance staff, are well-prepared to handle and maintain propane vehicles.
  7. Grants and Incentives: There are programs that offer grants and incentives at state and federal level for school districts to adopt alternative fuels like propane. These financial incentives help offset the initial upfront costs of purchasing propane buses and help to realize full ROI more quickly.

We encourage all attendees to visit our booth to discover how DCC Propane can enhance the efficiency and sustainability of your transportation operations. Our team will be on hand to discuss our range of propane solutions, answer your questions, and explore how we can meet your specific needs.

For more information about the WAPT and to register for the conference, please visit WAPT’s official website.

We look forward to seeing you at the Three Rivers Convention Center later this month!

Join us at the WA Association for Pupil Transportation Conference | Booth 16 | June 24, 2024 | Kennewick, WA | Three Rivers Convention Center