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    Don’t discount propane in the search for alternative fuels

    May 9, 2019 12:00AM by John G Smith

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Diesel and gasoline are clearly the most common fuels used by Canadian trucks, but many people might be surprised to discover that the third most widely used transportation fuel is something other than natural gas. It’s propane.

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    The Propane Option: Have we closed the book on the fuel too soon?

    March 16, 2018 12:00AM by Rolf Lockwood

    Does propane get enough love as an alternative fuel? I think not. The question arose at the recent Green Truck Summit in Indianapolis, Ind., as another journalist and I listened to seemingly endless mention of electric options and natural gas

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    New filters for LPG users

    February 23, 2018 11:56AM by Truck News

    Alliance AutoGas and Donaldson Company have released a new line of liquified petroleum gas (LPG) filters to capture particulate matter and heavy ends from propane autogas. A primary particulate filter will remove 99% of particulates 0.5 microns and larger, while

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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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    IN PRINT — A Changing Climate: Is there still a case for greener trucks?

    May 2, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Black smoke was once the inky signature of diesel engines everywhere. Now it has all but disappeared. A 1998 Model Year truck actually belched 35 times more smog-producing NOx and 60 times more Particulate Matter than equipment built to meet 2010 emissions standards, and that’s before regulators turned their attention to Greenhouse Gases.

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    Propane autogas making gains in U.S.

    March 7, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    WASHINGTON, DC – Propane autogas vehicle sales were up about 8% last year, even as diesel prices remained relatively stable.

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    Diesel Dilemma: Are the days of our favorite fuel numbered?

    December 3, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    Rudolf Diesel must be rolling in his grave. The 19th-century inventor gave birth to the engine that bears his name. Now the country where he did the work is looking to bring the technology to an end. German legislators recently passed a resolution that calls for a ban of all internal combustion engines as early as 2030.

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    Weather Forces HOS Waivers In U.S but Not Canada

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    WASHINGTON, DC – In the U.S., many states have declared a state of emergency due to bad weather, waiving the HOS rules for truckers hauling propane.

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    UPS Buys Propane Trucks for US Fleet

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ATLANTA, GA – UPS bought 1,000 package delivery propane trucks and is building 50 fueling stations at UPS locations, all of which will cost around $70 million. Operations will begin by mid-2014 and be completed early next year.