January 15, 2014
Cummins says it has “paused” work on its 14.9-liter natural gas engine because of “uncertainty” of the demand for such power plants amid the expense of fueling stations and on-board tanks.
January 13, 2014
Driven by the lower cost of natural gas and the lower emissions from natural gas engines, compared to diesel fuel, operators of truck and bus fleets are increasingly shifting to natural gas vehicles and a new study quantifies by just how much.
November 21, 2013
Republic Services Inc. announced the deployment of an additional 49 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout greater Houston. The company has introduced a total of 104 new CNG trucks in greater Houston within the past year, replacing older diesel-powered trucks.
November 20, 2013
Kalmbach Feeds Inc. and TruStar Energy are celebrating the grand opening of a new compressed natural gas public fueling station. The station, designed and constructed by TruStar Energy, is located at 11790 County Highway 4, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
November 13, 2013
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced multi-year fueling agreements with both UPS and Central Freight Lines. Clean Energy will supply liquefied natural gas to two private UPS stations located in Mesquite and Houston, Texas.
October 31, 2013
Natural gas truck engine producer Westport Innovations plans to stop taking orders for its North American 15-liter model after Nov. 15., citing weak sales.
October 29, 2013
M&M Cartage has announced a new initiative to become a national leader in green transportation. The Kentucky-based company plans to invest $7.5 million in building materials and capital equipment, allowing for the construction of a new headquarters with green efficiencies to go along with the addition of new trucks powered by compressed natural gas.
Republic Services Inc. announced the deployment of 67 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout southern New Jersey and in Philadelphia. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks, and represents a significant local investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles.
October 27, 2013
New compressed natural gas fueling stations, which opened recently in three Indiana cities, will potentially displace an estimated six million gallons of traditional petroleum fuels annually, offering significant environmental and economic benefits.
October 21, 2013
GE Capital's Transportation Finance business and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have entered into a strategic alliance to accelerate the conversion of heavy-duty trucking fleets from diesel to cleaner-burning, less-expensive natural gas.
October 18, 2013
Republic Services Inc. deployed 53 compressed natural gas solid waste and recycling trucks to serve customers throughout the Charleston metro area. The new CNG fleet will replace older diesel powered trucks.
Waste Management announced it is building a facility that will create pipeline-ready natural gas from its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Ill. The processed renewable natural gas will be injected into the pipelines of Ameren Illinois for withdrawal at other locations, including some Waste Management facilities.
October 10, 2013
J.J. Taylor Companies Inc. annouced the expansion of its CNG powered fleet and the building of a second CNG station in Ft. Myers, Fla. The company will receive 10 new 2014 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with the new Cummins-Westport ISX 12G engine and the Allison 4000 HS automatic transmission by January 2014.
October 8, 2013
UPS plans to invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April, and all should be operational by the end of 2014.
AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their trucks to compressed natural gas.
October 6, 2013
Tenaska is launching a marketing and development company in response to the growing use of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas, together NG fuels, in the transportation sector and among industries using high-horsepower engines.
October 3, 2013
Paper Transport began testing two Kenworth natural gas trucks in 2012 and this spring the company became one of Kenworth’s first customers to run CNG-powered Kenworth T660s with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine, according to the company.
October 2, 2013
American Natural Gas is currently developing a heavy duty, fast-fill compressed natural gas facility in Kirkwood, N.Y.
October 1, 2013
General Motors will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year.
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.
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