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August 20, 2013

Columbus to Build Second Publicly Accessible CNG Fueling Station

The City of Columbus plans to build a second compressed natural gas fueling station scheduled to open in March of 2014. The new station will service the City’s northern refuse fleet operation, which has more than 65 vehicles, its Planning & Operations Division, which has more than 45 vehicles, and other City divisions.

August 9, 2013

What Happens When Your CNG Tanks Expire?

While the benefits of CNG vehicles are well documented, one issue looms over the industry that must be addressed: What happens when a dedicated CNG vehicle fuel tank reaches its expiration date? Industry experts continue to explore options for possible CNG tank recertification, as well as safer tank disposal, a federal CNG vehicle registration system, and government grant help.

August 6, 2013

Freightliner Cascadia 113 Compressed Natural Gas Tractor Walk-around

Heavy Duty Trucking's Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the new Cascadia 113 tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and a 115 DGE compressed natural gas fuel storage system.

August 5, 2013

Freightliner Cascadia 113 Compressed Natural Gas Tractor Walk-around

Heavy Duty Trucking's Equipment Editor Jim Park takes you on a walk-around tour of the new Cascadia 113 tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and a 115 DGE compressed natural gas fuel storage system. Read more about Freightliner's natural gas plans here.

Correction: Towards the end of this video, I describe two fill ports on the saddle tank as being for either the saddle tank or the cabinet tanks. In fact, either port will fuel all of the tanks simultaneously. One port, the smaller of the pair, is the one used by 95% of the retail CNG stations in North America. The larger port is a Transit port, which evolved from the transit industry, where they flow more fuel in a shorter period of time. Not many retail CNG stations currently use Transit ports, but as new stations are built, most are offering both fill ports. -- JP


August 1, 2013

Freightliner Cascadia Sleeper Now Available with Factory-Installed Natural Gas Technology

Freightliner Trucks announced that its Freightliner Cascadia natural-gas-powered tractors will be available with a 48-inch sleeper cab. The natural-gas-powered Cascadia will also be available with factory-installed compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas tanks.

July 31, 2013

Saddle Creek Teams with Freightliner Trucks to Develop CNG Tractor with Advanced Aerodynamics

Freightliner Trucks and Saddle Creek Logistics Services have together developed a new Freightliner Cascadia 113-inch BBC day cab with natural gas technology featuring advanced aerodynamics.

July 31, 2013

Ford to Offer CNG/LPG Capability on 2014 F-150 Pickups

Ford Motor Co. says it will offer its 2014-model F-150 half-ton pickup with the ability to run on low-cost compressed natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas. The option will be available on the 3.7-liter V-6 engine with a factory-installed gaseous-fuel preparation package.

July 15, 2013

KW Exec: Natural Gas Gaining Popularity but Diesel Will Still Dominate

CORRECTED -- Kenworth Truck Co. sees a lot of promise in natural gas-powered vehicles, so it featured them last week at gatherings for dealers, customers and trade press writers at its plant in Chillicothe, Ohio. But diesel-powered trucks form a huge majority of those on the road and will continue to dominate the Class 8 business, one of the company’s executives commented to reporters.

July 11, 2013

Ryder Opens Two Natural Gas Fueling Stations in California

Ryder System has opened the first natural gas fueling stations in its North American network to serve both the general public and Ryder lease and rental customers, located in Orange and Fontana, Calif.

July 11, 2013

Pilot Project at Port of Seattle to Demonstrate Diesel-to-Natural Gas Engine Conversion

Omnitek Engineering has been selected by the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency for a pilot project to demonstrate its diesel-to-natural gas engine conversion technology for drayage trucks serving the Port of Seattle, Wash., in support of the Port's Clean Truck Program.

July 2, 2013

Agility Launches a CNG Product

Agility Fuel Systems, a designer and producer of alternative fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy-duty trucks, buses and specialty vehicles, announcedd at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Washington D.C., the launch of a new compressed natural gas fuel system.

June 27, 2013

Trillium Says it Will Build 101 Public CNG Stations by 2016

Trillium CNG is expanding its compressed natural gas fueling network, with plans to build 101 public access Class 8 accessible CNG stations in 29 states by 2016.

June 25, 2013

Penske Truck Leasing Orders 100 Compressed Natural Gas Tractors

Penske Truck Leasing announced it has ordered 100 compressed natural gas Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12-liter engines.

June 12, 2013

Impco Announces Production of Bi-Fuel CNG Crew Cab Configuration

Impco Automotive's proprietary CNG bi-fuel system will be integrated into the pickups at the company's production facility in Union City, Ind. These crew cab configurations are available for order today.

June 4, 2013

Espar Heater System for CNG

Espar will soon be launching a heating system for trucks that run with compressed natural gas. The Airtronic CNG is fueled from the dedicated vehicle's CNG system.

June 3, 2013

Champion Announces New Low-Ash 15w-40 Synthetic CNG Engine Oil

Champion Oil has recently announced a new full synthetic low-ash oil for fleets fueled by CNG, LNG or Propane. The 15w-40 multi-grade viscosity has reduced ash content and is engineered for longevity and durability.

May 31, 2013

Diamond International Dealership Open in Springfield, Mo.

Diamond International of Springfield, a local International Truck dealership, has opened its new location at 2635 E. Diamond Street in Springfield, Mo. A formal grand opening featuring Nascar driver Jamie McMurray will be held on July 9.

May 29, 2013

Santa Clara County to Construct CNG Fueling Station & Convert Fleet

Santa Clara County in California will construct a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the fleet management facility in San Jose and has plans to convert 25% of its vehicles to CNG within 10 years.

May 20, 2013

Running an Alternative-fueled Fleet

Want to get a handle on alternative fuels? Talk with someone who uses them. One person is Melvin Rose, fleet manager for Monroe County in western New York, which surrounds Rochester. The county has 700 vehicles, from compact cars to Class 8 trucks. All run on ethanol-gasoline blends, biodiesel, compressed natural gas or propane, and Rose loves to talk about them.

May 9, 2013

Seattle Mayor Challenges City Fleets to Cut Use of Petroleum-Based Fuels

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn has directed city departments to build on earlier "green fleet" efforts to cut the city's annual use of petroleum-based fuels by 1 million gallons by 2020, using electric and alternative fueled vehicles, biodiesel and more efficient use of vehicles.

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