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DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon
DME: An Alternative Fuel that is Coming Soon

October 3, 2013
Volvo Trucks North America believes dimethyl ether, or DME, is the real fuel of the future, and the company intends to get it to market as a motor fuel by...

Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide
Schwan's Home Service Runs 3,300 Propane-Powered Units Nationwide

October 3, 2013
After more than 40 years of using propane as a motor fuel, the people at The Schwan Food Co. still believe they’ve got the right stuff. Schwan’s experience...

CNG: Monarch Beverage Spends $16.5 Million to Convert Fleet
CNG: Monarch Beverage Spends $16.5 Million to Convert Fleet

September 12, 2013
Monarch Beverage Co. of Indianapolis is spending $16.5 million to convert its truck fleet to natural gas.

LNG: Kwik-Trip Inc. runs both LNG and CNG
LNG: Kwik-Trip Inc. runs both LNG and CNG

September 12, 2013
Says the butcher: “We eat what we sell.” Says Kwik-Trip: “We burn what we sell.” That’s natural gas, sold in liquefied and compressed form at 15 of the 430...

Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here
Volvo Thinks the Fuel of the Future is DME – and It’s Almost Here

June 7, 2013
Think “alternative fuel” and what comes to mind – natural gas, or maybe propane? Volvo Trucks North America believes it has one better: dimethyl ether, or...

Electrifying the Windy City
Electrifying the Windy City

March 11, 2013
Chicago has ordered 20 heavy-duty, electric-powered trash trucks that will be the first of their kind in the nation. The electric trucks will run almost...

Suppliers Outline Natural Gas Product Plans
Suppliers Outline Natural Gas Product Plans

December 12, 2012
The engine products of the joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Westport Innovations now dominate the existing, albeit small, market for natural gas...

ATA Summit: Plenty of Natural Gas to go Around, but Few Users So Far
ATA Summit: Plenty of Natural Gas to go Around, but Few Users So Far

November 29, 2012
There are only about 167,000 natural gas-fueled vehicles in the United States, according the head of a group that promotes natural gas as a vehicle fuel,...

Propane's Cheap and Ready
Propane's Cheap and Ready

October 16, 2012
Propane is no longer just for your backyard barbeque or the furnace and water heater in your rural home. It's an efficient and economical fuel that powers...

Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know, Part 2 - New Engines, More Options
Natural Gas: What Fleets Need to Know, Part 2 - New Engines, More Options

September 10, 2012
Interest in natural gas as a fuel for commercial trucks has been rising, thanks to the low cost of the fuel, and the desire of fleets to be "green" and...

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