January 2014, TruckingInfo.com - Department
By Tom Berg
Dual-fuel glider kits are a relatively new alternative for fleets looking to tap into the benefits of natural gas but at less cost than buying a new, dedicated NG vehicle. A glider is a new truck without some powertrain components. Shops in the field add rebuilt or remanufactured engines, transmissions and rear axles.
Tags: Natural Gas, Detroit Diesel, Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, WheelTime Network, EcoDual, APG, Dual Fuel, Webasto, Ervin Equipment, Glider Kits, Hunter Truck Sales, LNG, Smith Power, Penn Commercial Vehicle
September 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Test Drives
By Jim Park
Freightliner’s Cascadia 113 and the ISX12 G from Cummins Westport aren’t exactly strangers. About 100 of the trucks have been in customer hands for some months now. Equipment Editor Jim Park takes one for a spin.
Tags: Cummins, Natural Gas, Freightliner, Cascadia, Natural Gas Vehicles, Test Drive
September 2013, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Monarch Beverage Co. of Indianapolis is spending $16.5 million to convert its truck fleet to natural gas.
Tags: Kenworth, Cummins, Freightliner, Natural Gas Vehicles, Monarch Beverage Company, Alternative Fuels & Hybrids
October 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
By Tom Berg, Senior Editor
Like most commercial truck sectors, sales of full-size cargo vans and walk-in vans are thriving and even booming - but there are casualties. The electric truck business, while still viable, is taking a hit, with two suppliers in financial straits
Tags: Light & Medium, Cargo Vans, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, General Motors, Nissan, Nissan NV, Natural Gas Vehicles, Ford Transit Connect, Freightliner, Navistar, Smith Electric Vehicles, Walk-in Van
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