Refuse fleets can now tap into a 120 DGE (diesel gallon equivalent) tailgate system that runs on compressed natural gas (CNG). The system is the latest offering from Momentum Fuel Technologies, which has also expanded its product line to include…
Transport Canada has granted a Canadian Equivalency Certificate to Quantum Fuel Systems’ virtual pipeline trailers, allow them to be registered and used in Canada. The compressed natural gas (CNG) cylinders are approved in accordance with TC-SU-5931, which is based on ISO11119-3.2 and BS 3.3.9, TC-3FCM, CAN/CSA…
ATLANTA, Ga. — Carlton Rose, president, global fleet maintenance and engineering at UPS, is challenging the trucking industry to define the excellence needed to realize cleaner cities, safer vehicles, and underlying technical knowledge.
“If you’re the one who defines excellence, then you’re the one who shapes expertise to achieve it,” Rose said.
MONTREAL, QC — Trucks that run on alternative fuels promise to be easier on the environment, but the equipment itself can be tougher on a capital budget. Consider natural gas. It’s historically cheaper than diesel, but the trucks that use it can cost an extra $50,000 to $100,000 over the price of their conventionally fueled counterparts, depending on the spec’s.
I’m writing this issue of the newsletter in absentia, so to speak, as it will be published while I’m away from computers and unable to stay in touch. To be more precise, I’m a week early in posting this so forgive me if giant events occur between now and the 22nd and they’re not covered here. Then again, this report isn’t intended as a news vehicle.
Times were different when C.A.T. signed the deal for 100 trucks that run on Compressed Natural Gas. The Canadian and U.S. dollar were essentially valued at par, increasing the fleet’s buying power on U.S.-made equipment. Quebec’s provincial government also pledged $15,000 per truck, helping to offset any sticker shock around the emission-friendly designs, and natural gas was clearly cheaper than diesel when oil was close to $100 per barrel.
December 18, 2015 12:00AM by
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JOLIETTE, QC — EBI has opened its fourth compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Quebec. Located in Joliette, in the Lanaudière region, on highway 158 and close to Highway 31, its next to Techno Diesel, the largest service center for trucks and trailers in the area, according to the company.
November 17, 2015 12:00AM by
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COTEAU-DU-LAC, QC — Representatives from C.A.T., U.S. Venture Gain Fuel Canada, and Gaz Métro, along with local and regional dignitaries, celebrated on Friday the grand opening of the first GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) public station in Quebec.
COLUMBUS, IN – Truck operators are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but they’re not turning to trucks fuelled by natural gas as quickly as was projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.
AMARILLO, TX – Love’s Travel Stops announced that their new station in Amarillo, TX will have fast-fill CNG fueling capability for trucks. It’s expected to open on Interstate 40 by the second quarter of 2014.