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Test Drive: Oshkosh S-Series Mixer

Test Drive: Oshkosh S-Series Mixer

Precise concrete placement is a traditional feature for this front-discharge mixer, but relatively new is natural gas power.

September 22, 2014

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

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.

February 3, 2014

CNG: Monarch Beverage Spends $16.5 Million to Convert Fleet
Running an Alternative-fueled Fleet

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 20, 2013

Suppliers Outline Natural Gas Product Plans

Suppliers Outline Natural Gas Product Plans

The engine products of the joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Westport Innovations now dominate the existing, albeit small, market for natural gas trucks, but more are on the way from other sources, indicated manufacturer representatives during the American Trucking Associations' recent Natural Gas Summit

December 12, 2012

Cargo Vans Update: Business thriving, though some casualties

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

October 29, 2012

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