NTEA’s Propane Truck Builders Association addresses regulations affecting members

This article was published in the January 2024 edition of NTEA News.

Propane Truck Builders Association (PTBA), an NTEA operating division since 2007, was formed to promote and serve common interests of propane truck builders in development and use of safe, efficient propane delivery vehicles.

PTBA members must meet stringent regulatory requirements in the building, inspection and repair of these hazardous-material vehicles. The group reviews and addresses the amount and complexity of federal government regulations with which propane truck builders must comply and brings a unified industry response to regulatory initiatives and proposals companies need to meet. In addition, PTBA helps propane truck buyers stay informed regarding regulatory compliance issues and the importance of using qualified builders and repair facilities.

Member companies work with chassis manufacturers to best meet customer needs, including on specification development for propane-powered chassis used in delivery segments.

How to join
Membership is open to NTEA member companies in good standing that

  1. Are engaged in the manufacture of propane trucks and conform to the definition of cargo tank motor vehicles provided in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations section 178.320 (as may be amended from time to time), which currently states: Cargo tank motor vehicle means a motor vehicle with one or more cargo tanks permanently attached to or forming an integral part of the motor vehicle; or
  2. Provide a product or service as a supplier to the manufacturer of such propane trucks described above.

For more information or to join, visit ntea.com/ptba or email Bob Raybuck, NTEA director of technical services, at bob@ntea.com.

PTBA officers

  • Chair John Hawkins, H&H Sales
  • Vice Chair Jason Soulon, Westmor Industries
  • Treasurer Shawn Auxier, Bulk Truck & Transport

PTBA members

  • APSCO Inc. (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
  • Arrow Tank & Engineering (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
  • Bulk Truck & Transport Service Inc. (Hanover, Indiana)
  • Corken Inc. (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
  • Felker Truck & Equipment LLC (Dale, Wisconsin)
  • H&H Sales Co. Inc. (Huntertown, Indiana)
  • Industrial Propane Service Inc. (Byron, Michigan)
  • Jarco (Salem, Illinois)
  • Keehn Service Corp. (Coatesville, Pennsylvania)
  • The Knapheide Manufacturing Company (Quincy, Illinois)
  • Kurtz Truck Equipment Inc. (Marathon, New York)
  • Largo Tank & Equipment Inc. (Farmington, New Mexico)
  • Lin’s Propane Trucks (Dighton, Massachusetts)
  • Petroleum Tank Corp. (Kenly, North Carolina)
  • Propane Education & Research Council (Washington, DC)
  • Rochester Gauges Inc. (Dallas, Texas)
  • Rocket Supply (Roberts, Illinois)
  • ROUSH CleanTech (Livonia, Michigan)
  • Signature Truck Systems (Clio, Michigan)
  • STAC Manufacturing Inc. (St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • Westmor Industries (Morris, Minnesota)