Natural Gas

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April 28, 2014

Ultimate Test Drive Video: Cascadia 113 With Natural Gas

Freightliner has packaged a Cummins-Westport ISX12 G nicely into a Cascadia 113, mated it to an Allison 3000 automatic transmission, and supplied enough on-board compressed natural gas to run up to 600 miles on a single slow-fill. Before we took it for a drive, we got some answers to common questions about CNG.

April 14, 2014

Natural Gas Fuel Loses Some of its Luster, But Not Going Away

The enthusiasm for natural gas fueled vehicles seems to be stuttering a bit. Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge offers insights from the Mid-America Trucking Show into the status of this alternative fuel for trucking.

April 7, 2014

Landi Renzo’s Ford Bi-Fuel System Gets EPA Certification

Landi Renzo USA says it has secured EPA certification for its bi-fuel gasoline-compressed natural gas system as applied to certain 2015 Ford F-250 and 350 SuperDuty pickups.

April 3, 2014

Alabama Legislature Votes to Shift to Point-of-Sale Tax on CNG, LNG

Alabama senators Thursday approved legislation to change the way motor fuel road taxes are collected on natural gas sold in the state, which supporters say will help expand the market for alternative fuels.

April 3, 2014

Report: Natural Gas, Aerodynamics Will Help Meet Future Fuel Economy Goals

Expanding the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and greater use of aerodynamic devices on trailers are among the strategies recommended by a new National Research Council report for reducing fuel consumption by tractor-trailers, transit buses, commercial vehicles, trucks, and other medium and heavy-duty vehicles.

April 1, 2014

Freightliner Cascadia 113 Natural Gas Tractor at MATS 2014

Watch as Freightliner product marketing segment manager, Greg Treinen, shows you around the Freightliner CNG truck display at Mid-America Trucking Show 2014.

March 27, 2014

Peterbilt Adds Natural Gas Option to Models 579, 567

MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Cummins Westport ISX12 G and Quantum CNG tanks are key components of a gas-powered tractor displayed at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

March 26, 2014

HDT Truck Fleet Innovators Talk Specs, Engines at Mid-America Fleet Forum

MATS, LOUISVILLE, KY -- A panel discussion of innovative fleet leaders Wednesday illustrated why one size does not fit all is not an approach that works well in the trucking industry.

March 24, 2014

Weights and Measures Group to Vote on Diesel Gallon Equivalent Standard for Natural Gas

The National Conference of Weights and Measures has announced that a special steering committee is recommending that compressed and liquefied natural gas be sold in gasoline and diesel gallon equivalents.

March 21, 2014

Quantum, ZHRO Moving Closer to Natural Gas Injection/Engine Conversion System

Delivery of pre-production units moves natural gas direct injection system technology one step closer to commercialization for the heavy-duty truck aftermarket.

March 17, 2014

Recalls: Daimler, Paccar Trucks with Natural Gas; Navistar Steering

More details have started to emerge about which trucks models are included in a recall announced earlier this month in which more than 25,000 Cummins and Cummins Westport natural gas powered engines are being recalled.

March 12, 2014

2014 Truck Fleet Innovators: Transforming Trucking

Each year, Heavy Duty Trucking honors a handful of the country’s most forward-thinking fleet executives with the title of “HDT Truck Fleet Innovator.” Read how this year's winners are using the power of collaboration to spec the best trucks and operate more efficiently -- and profitably.

March 10, 2014

Westport Unifies Dedicated and Bi-fuel Vehicles Brands Under Westport WiNG Power System

Westport Innovations has united its bi-fuel and dedicated natural gas fuel system products and body configurations for Ford vehicles under the Westport WiNG Power System product brand.

March 9, 2014

Eaton, Cummins Westport Pair ISX12 G with UltraShift Plus

TMC, NASHVILLE -- To meet the demands of the emerging alternative fuel markets, Eaton and Cummins Westport now offer an integrated powertrain package featuring the Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine and the UltraShift Plus automated manual transmission.

March 5, 2014

APG and VFG Energy Announce Leasing Program For APG Dual Fuel Conversions

American Power Group Corp. announced a new leasing program for APG dual fuel conversions and related natural gas tank systems that will be offered by Vision Financial Group Inc. through its specialty unit VFG Energy Leasing and Finance.

March 3, 2014

Cummins and Westport Recall 25,000 Natural Gas Engines

Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.

February 25, 2014

ACT Research Offers Online Natural Gas Calculators

ACT Research Co. has released online fuel payback calculators that can help companies make the best fuel choices for their applications. The calculators, which are available at no charge at ACT’s website, allow fleets to easily calculate the diesel gallon equivalent of CNG or LNG at the pump as the commodity cost of natural gas changes.

February 12, 2014

C.R. England Replacing Some Trucks with LNG Powered Units

Refrigerated carrier C. R. England has announced it will replace some existing diesel trucks serving the southern California market with LNG powered rigs.

February 5, 2014

LNG Providers Make Cutbacks, Slowing Development of Fueling Stations

Two major players who are developing their own networks of natural gas fueling stations have cut back on expansion efforts.

February 3, 2014

Dual-Fuel Gliders: A Way to Get Into Natural Gas for Less Money

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.

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