COLUMBUS, IN — There’s a new resource available to truckers who want to easily calculate the Diesel Gallon Equivalent of compressed or liquefied natural gas at the pump as commodity cost of natural gas changes.
Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) research released a free, online fuel payback calculator, available at www.actresearch.net.
“We believe that the adoption of natural gas fuel for heavy duty trucks will ultimately put real pressure on freight rates as the use of lower cost natural gas fuel can offer significant cost reductions,” said Ken Vieth, senior partner and general manager of ACT Research.
“As decision-makers look at how to get to the lowest total cost, they may decide to investigate buying trucks that are fueled by natural gas. These fuel payback calculators are easy to use, and they can quickly tell you the price at the pump for a multitude of different scenarios, comparing diesel to natural gas for a spark, an HPDI, or a DNG dual fuel engine,” Vieth said
ACT research publishes new and used truck industry data and market analysis.
They’ve also published several white papers on the future of natural gas in heavy duty trucking, with a closer look at what information is needed to make informed decisions. Topics include:
• The future of NG in heavy duty trucks;
• Fuel systems and fuel choices;
• Maintenance shop considerations;
• A private fleet case study about the start-to-finish transition to a natural gas fueled fleet.
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