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First Terex mixer truck powered by a compressed natural gas engine

The Terex FD5000 "Great Lakes" front discharge mixer truck is the first Terex mixer truck powered by a compressed natural gas (CNG) engine  Read More

Posted 19 days ago

Freightliner Adds 12-Liter Natural Gas Power to 114SD Severe-Duty Model

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine will be available as a factory-installed option for the Freightliner 114SD severe duty truck model in 2015.  Read More

Posted 4 weeks ago

A Fleet Manager's Guide to Switching to Natural Gas Medium-Duty Trucks

Natural gas is touted as a cheaper, cleaner-burning fuel than diesel and gasoline — and this has a growing number of medium-duty truck fleets (Class 4-7) considering making the switch to natural gas.  Read More

Posted 5 weeks ago

DOE Offers $4.5B for Alternative Fuels as NatGas Advances Continue

As part of the Obama administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) said it will provide $4.5 billion in the Clean Cities Program to expand the use of alternative fuel vehicles. Concept papers are due to DOE by Aug. 1, with full proposals required by Oct. 1.  Read More

Posted 5 weeks ago

Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be realized. The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute offers these key factors refuse fleets need to examine when considering upgrading to CNG.  Read More

Posted 10 weeks ago

New Report On Potential Of Organic Waste To Produce Carbon-Neutral Vehicle Fuel

Springfield, VA (PRWEB) - Energy Vision, a national non-profit environmental research and education organization which promotes the transition to renewable transportation fuels and energy sources in the U.S., has completed a new report on the organic wastes in the U.S. and on state and municipal trends in diverting these materials from landfills for beneficial use.  Read More

Posted 10 weeks ago

Kane is Able adds Volvo CNG trucks

Third-party logistics provider Kane is Able is adding seven compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks from Volvo Trucks.  Read More

Posted 2 months ago

Peterbilt Pairs Ultrashift Plus Transmissions, ISX12 G Engines With Range Of Natural Gas Vehicles

Peterbilt Motors Company announced a new powertrain option for several of its natural gas vehicles – including the new on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567 – that provides customers with an automated transmission and 100 percent natural gas engine that can be powered by either CNG or LNG.  Read More

Posted 2 months ago

Switching to Natural Gas in Medium-Duty Trucks

When identifying ideal candidates for natural gas conversion within a medium-duty fleet, fleet managers should look for applications suitable for natural gas.  Read More

Posted 3 months ago

Nat Gas Poised for Growth

Speakers at the recent ACT Expo 2014 predict that long-haul trucking operations will soon begin adopting natural gas powered vehicles at a greater rate. Up to this point, most long-haul operations have only experimented with the technology in limited applications.  Read More

Posted 3 months ago