Alternative Fuels

Dramatic fluctuations at the pump and rising oil prices, ecological concerns including climate change, and an ever greater geo-political need to lesson dependence on foreign oil have set the stage for breakthroughs in alternative fuel technology. Here are a few choices Hoekstra Transportation offers to help our customers overcome these challenges of reducing emissions, lowering operating costs and decreasing the reliance upon fluctuating fuel prices.


We are your local certified ROUSH CleanTech experts. For service, sales and installation, let us help you make the transition to propane power!

Compressed Natural Gas

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) is a fossil fuel substitute for gasoline and diesel. It’s cleaner and more environmentally friendly. We offer CNG options for both school and commercial vehicles.


Introduced to the market in 2007, the Thomas Built C2e is based on Eaton’s hybrid electric parallel system, which is powered by both a diesel engine and an electric motor/generator. The forward-thinking design and engineering is carried over from our innovative Saf-T-Liner® C2.

Clean Diesel

The Freightliner Sprinter BlueTEC Diesel Engine is the perfect combination of comfort, functionality and efficiency. With one of the world’s cleanest diesel engines it can deliver more power while producing fewer emissions thanks to BlueTEC SCR clean diesel technology.


Thomas Built Buses has been moving the industry forward for more than 100 years. Now offering Jouley, the first generation Saf-T-Liner® C2 electric bus.

Named after the joule unit of energy, Jouley is the first electric bus from Thomas and a working example of not only how important electric vehicles are, but how important they are to Daimler as a whole. It’s emissions-free, noise pollution-free and fossil fuel-free, helping you save operating costs — and maybe even the planet. Ideal for in-town routes, Jouley is the latest chapter in our joint commitment with Daimler to providing proven, sustainable solutions today. And tomorrow.