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Friday, August 12, 2022

CD0814 WorthingtonWorthington's Propane Autogas Fuel Tank Columbus, Ohio —A propane autogas fuel tank that won’t waste you’re vehicle’s cargo space is now approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and will soon be available in the United States. Developed by Worthington Industries, the new doughnut-shaped, or “toroidal,” propane autogas fuel tank fits in the spare-tire space of a car or pickup truck, and will be available to order in mid-August.

The tanks, manufactured at Worthington’s premier facility in Poland for nearly 20 years, have been popular throughout Europe, South America, and Asia. Worthington saw the need for the convenient tire-sized tanks in North America as an alternative to their line of cylindrical tanks, and met the stringent ASME propane autogas fuel tank regulations to earn approval. ASME provides engineering and manufacturing regulations that hold products to quality and safety standards that exceed the European requirements.

“We successfully met ASME’s rigorous materials, production, testing, and design requirements for the North American market,” says Wayne Powers, general manager of Alternative Fuels for Worthington Industries. “Earning this certification and having the ability to deliver this high-quality product will benefit fleet owners interested in fuel conversion and provide them a design that maximizes cargo space by only utilizing the spare-tire space of a vehicle.”

Varying in size and shape to fit a variety of vehicles, eight models of the fuel tanks are ASME-certified. The diversity of the tanks will provide an opportunity for most vehicles to convert to propane autogas, a clean-burning, domestically produced fuel that offers fleet managers an economical alternative to gasoline and other fuels.

Powers says that the fuel tanks are ideal for a variety of vehicles with large-capacity cargo needs, such as taxi fleets.

“The tank’s unique design is perfect for taxi fleets, and many others, which will now have the opportunity to switch to propane autogas when they previously couldn’t sacrifice the trunk space or cargo room,” Powers says.

The new fuel tanks will be in full production this fall, available for purchase in full container to minimum quantity orders.

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Exton, Pa. — Wolfington Body Company is proud to announce its partnership with Turtle Top for the immediate sales of the Turtle Top full product line in New Jersey and the Odyssey XL International model in Pennsylvania and New York. Boasting a steadily growing commercial and livery division, Turtle Top joins an extensive product line including Glaval Bus, Ameritrans, Mauck2, and Battisti Customs.

“This is a very exciting opportunity for Wolfington, as Turtle Top reflects our same principles of premium quality products and top-of-the-line service and support,” says Brian Engle, Wolfington’s Vice President and Commercial Sales Manager. “With a full product offering in New Jersey and the International Odyssey line in Pennsylvania and New York, we look forward to the new opportunities ahead of us as we continue to expand our livery sales.”

Wolfington is the IC Bus distributor for school buses in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, and one of the largest school bus dealers in the country. Started as a carriage builder in 1876, Wolfington Body Company kept up with the many changes in the transportation industry, ultimately moving from building bus bodies to becoming a full-service bus dealership.


San Francisco, Calif.—For decades, service providers have been trusted to do their jobs in a prompt and timely manner.  Operating a vehicle in the hostile environments that the fleets operate under is continually changing and presenting new safety and liability challenges.

Fortunately, the price for new cutting-edge technology has come down significantly, and allows service providers to use onboard recording devices to record and monitor data pertinent to the driving experience. Service providers can utilize devices that track driving behaviors like speed and sudden stops, as well as record conversations and accidents, to protect their fleets from litigation and misinformed accusations. It has become increasingly evident that providers simply should not operate without a system with such capabilities.

CD0814 Planet Halo Planet Halo Video Station Planet Halo, Inc has developed the PH-4 mobile recording device, designed to protect companies, fleet operators, pedestrians, and drivers alike. After all, even with the most stringent precautions and the highest safety standards in place, accidents are never 100% preventable. Without a system like the PH-4 to document the driving experience and gather evidence, a single accident could cause unimaginable legal damage even if the driver was not at fault. In addition, the PH-4 is also excellent for improving driver behavior, as it collects information on driving speed, braking patterns, idling time, route selection, and even cell phone use.

While there are many recording devices on the market, the PH-4 is the first of its kind to incorporate the use of up to 4 cameras in one self-contained module. This makes for a system of components that is both streamlined and unobtrusive, and allows for quick installation (30 minutes). With a small main unit that fits comfortably near the rearview mirror without hindering driving, the PH-4 requires no mounting, heavy drilling, or intensive wirework for installation. So, while service providers can utilize a third-party installer if desired, it is by no means necessary.

The PH-4’s many features not only allows for maximum efficiency and reliability in protecting users, but also makes the system a great financial investment. At a fraction of the price demanded by competitors and without compromising quality, the PH-4 offers 720p video-recording, a speed accelerometer, G-Sensors (to track impact and sudden events), a route tracker that is viewed via Google Earth, a route tracker viewed via GPS, as well as speed, location, and audio recording. Its integrated port allows for the use of additional external cameras, external hard drives, and WiFi. Video, mapping, and audio data are stored on the onboard SD card or external hard drive, and during viewing, users are able to zoom, alter audio levels, and playback videos.

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