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Ryder to Train Maintenance Workforce on Nat Gas Tech

Ryder System Inc. said it has begun an online natural gas truck training program for its 6,000 North American maintenance employees.  Read More

Posted 8 days ago

Ryder's NGV Fleet Reaches New Mileage Milestone

Commercial transportation and supply chain solutions company Ryder System Inc. says its fleet of natural gas vehicles has surpassed a total of 30 million on-road miles.  Read More

Posted 4 weeks ago

First Kenworth T880s on Natural Gas Fuel

Kenworth is talking up the first T880 tractors to be delivered with natural gas fuel systems: a pair of compressed natural gas trucks for Beaver Creek Transport in Minnesota.  Read More

Posted 5 weeks ago

Natural Gas Vehicles: Still a Good Bet

The price of oil is at a level almost no one anticipated a mere six months ago, causing operators to question whether the up-front costs of natural gas are worth the investment. But the situation is, really, all the more reason to go with gas, says NGVAmerica, which has released a new white paper on the subject.  Read More

Posted 6 weeks ago

Keys to turning on natural-gas power

Erik Neandross, CEO of transportation & energy consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) took direct aim at what he called “the huge elephant sitting in the room,” the price of oil that has dropped to $50-$60 per barrel, in his opening remarks for the recent FleetOwner Webinar sponsored by Ryder that delved into various aspects of trucking on natural-gas power.  Read More

Posted 9 weeks ago

New filling facility for Canada’s largest CNG-powered fleet

COQUITLAM, BC – Progressive Waste Solutions (PWC) has opened a new natural gas fueling station facility in Coquitlam, B.C., to service its fleet of waste and recycling collection vehicles – the largest such fleet in Canada powered by natural gas.  Read More

Posted 2 months ago

Ryder to Lease 100 Nat-Gas Trucks to Montreal-Based C.A.T.

Quebec-based Canadian American Transportation Inc. signed a lease agreement with Ryder System Inc. for 100 compressed natural gas sleeper tractors in what Ryder said was its largest natural-gas deal to date in North America.  Read More

Posted 4 months ago

Despite lack of 15L engine, natural gas suppliers still optimistic about fuel’s future

TORONTO, Ont. — The current lack of a 15-litre natural gas engine has stalled growth in the heavy-duty trucking segment, but speakers at the Natural Gas Vehicles Canada conference here today said they’re still optimistic about the potential for natural gas as a transportation fuel.  Read More

Posted 4 months ago

Paper Transport Unveils First Full-Production Kenworth T680 with Natural Gas Engine

Paper Transport recently unveiled the latest in its continuing move toward a more green fleet - the first full-production Kenworth T680 equipped with a natural gas engine.  Read More

Posted 5 months ago

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 6 months ago