Westport has stopped producing its 15-litre liquefied natural gas trucks, but that doesn’t mean Vedder Transport has stopped buying them. Vedder was pleased last week to take Bison’s 15 LNG trucks off its hands.
The trucks will undergo a significant reconfiguration and will then be deployed on a new dairy contract. Bringing on additional LNG trucks was crucial in landing the new business, Vedder president Fred Zweep told me in this interview.
It will be really interesting to see what becomes of Shell’s two Alberta LNG fuelling stations now that Bison has exited the natural gas picture. It seems the LNG movement in some areas sees two steps back for every step forward. But that’s certainly not the case in the Lower Mainland of B.C. and now the Okanogan region where Vedder is full steam ahead with LNG.
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