Six vehicle fleets recently received the inaugural Propane “Exceptional Energy” Fleet award from the Propane Education & Research Council and members of the propane industry at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Seventh National Clean Cities Conference.

The award winners were recognized for their outstanding commitment to propane as the alternative fuel choice for their vehicle fleets. The honored fleets are Schwan’s Home Delivery of Marshall, MN, Danone Waters of North America of Pasadena, CA, Northside Independent School District of San Antonio, TX, the State of Florida’s Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Transportation and Yellow Checker Star Cab Company of Las Vegas, NV.

The award recognizes national leadership in the use of propane for vehicle fleets and promotes awareness of propane’s key benefits as the “exceptional” motor fuel of choice.

“Our award winners are the forward-thinking agencies and businesses that have made the choice to improve their economics and the environment by putting propane to use in cities around the nation,” said Roy Willis, president of the council. “Each one is a contributor to their community and a positive example to the nation.”

Willis said there are more than 350,000 vehicles fueled by propane on the nation’s roads, the majority of which are used by fleets.