Truck News

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    Momentum unveils high-capacity CNG tailgate system

    May 21, 2019 9:19AM by John G Smith

    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

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    Quantums cleared for Canada

    September 21, 2018 1:31PM by John G Smith

    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

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    UPS executive challenges fleets to ‘define excellence’

    March 6, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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.

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    Alternative Financing: Will your lender buy in to alternative fuel?

    February 2, 2018 12:00AM by Eric Berard

    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.

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    Check Out an NG-Powered Cascadia

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    I think drivers and fleets will be pleased with the performance of the NG-powered Cascadia 113. It lacks for nothing compared to the diesel version, and it’s even quieter.

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    Daum Reaches the Pinnacle

    March 31, 2017 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    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.

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    IN PRINT — Natural Investments: Will carbon taxes boost natural gas trucking?

    January 31, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    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.

  • EBI Opens Another Quebec CNG Station

    December 18, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    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.

  • GAIN Clean Fuel Opens its First Public CNG Station in Quebec

    November 17, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    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.

  • Waste Management Launches Waterloo CNG Truck Fleet

    June 29, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    WATERLOO, ON – The company Waste Management celebrated the launch last week of a new fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled trucks at its facility on Conrad Place in Waterloo.

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    Natural gas truck sales slowing

    April 24, 2015 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    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.

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    Ryder, C.A.T. Lead the Natural Gas Way

    October 30, 2014 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Miami, FL/Couteau-du-Lac, QC — Ryder System has announced that a full-service lease agreement has been signed with C.A.T. for 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) sleeper tractors.

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    Shifting To Natural Gas Trucks? Check Out These Workshops

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    OTTAWA, ON – Shifting towards natural gas trucks? You might want to mark these six natural gas fleet workshops in your calendar.

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    Love’s Truck Stops Offers More U.S. CNG Stations

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    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.

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    Penske Increases Natural Gas Vehicles, Over 200 By Year End

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    READING, PA – Penske Truck Leasing has announced that they will add 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to their rental fleet.