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Sat-nav aid

A UK fleet operator is using satellite navigation to track down liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) filling stations in a bid to reduce fleet costs.

Fleet manager Barry Illing oversees a 432-stong fleet at rail freight services group EWS and is using the satellite system in his Dualfuel Astravan to locate LPG stations around the country.

He explained: ‘By entering the postcode of LPG filling stations into the satellite navigation system, we can find the ones nearest to us, wherever we are in the country.

‘This means we can maximise LPG usage, reducing the number of occasions when we need to switch over to petrol. We are now hoping to extend the use of satellite navigation to more of our vehicles.’

EWS which won the Fleet News Environmental Award in March 2003 currently runs five Dualfuel vehicles.

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