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Hyliion’s new electrified Class 8 powertrain uses nat gas to create electric power
The Hyliion Hypertruck ERX electric motor is powered by a battery pack that’s charged by an onboard nat gas or RNG powered generator. Learn more here on CCJ.
July 10, 2020
Natural gas reality check, Part 2: Early adopter are staying the course
Part 2 of CCJ’s ‘Natural gas reality check’ series: Carriers who were on the bleeding edge of natural gas adoption are still finding ways to stay successful.
June 1, 2015
Natural gas reality check, Part 1: Diesel’s dip and navigating today’s challenges
By 2012, there was no bigger buzzword in trucking than natural gas. Diesel’s recent price drop, however, stymied the upward momentum of the alt fuel’s adoption in the trucking industry. But the volatility of diesel prices could make nat gas attractive long term.
May 31, 2015
GE Capital, Canada and Shell sign natural gas supplier agreement
GE Capital, Canada announced today the signing of a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products (Shell) with a view to facilitate the trucking industry’s adoption in Canada of liquefied natural gas (LNG), a cleaner-burning, less expensive fuel. Under this agreement, GE Capital and Shell will work together to reduce monthly payments for truck fleets that […]
May 28, 2015
Florida dairy farm inks natural gas deal with Ryder System
Ryder System announced that it has signed a natural gas vehicle (NGV) lease contract with its new customer in Florida, M&B Products, an eco-friendly dairy farm. M&B has signed a full service lease agreement with Ryder for three compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy duty vehicles. The new CNG trucks will be maintained by Ryder at its […]
May 28, 2015
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Natural gas conversion for Cat truck engines gains EPA approval
Omnitek Engineering Corp. announced it has received a Certificate of Conformity from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) applicable for diesel-to-natural gas engine conversions of the popular Caterpillar C15 engine family for model years 1993 to 2006. TheCertificate of Conformity allows engine conversions to proceed in 49 States and includes the Caterpillar 3406E, C15, C15 ACERT and C16 engine models. Omnitek […]
April 23, 2015
Clean Energy opens four new LNG locations to support Raven Transport’s 115 LNG tractor purchase
Raven Transport is expanding its natural gas fleet with the purchase of 115 Peterbilt Model 579 sleeper tractors powered by liquefied natural gas engines from Rush Truck Center in Jacksonville, Fla. Clean Energy will serve as the Raven Transport’s LNG operation by opening fueling locations in Atlanta, Birmingham and Theodore, Ala., and Pearl, Miss. The fleet will also fuel […]
April 2, 2015
Northeast Florida welcomes first public-access CNG station
amp Trillium LLC, a joint venture between ampCNG and TrilliumCNG, and Champion Brands Incorporated celebrated the grand opening of the first public access compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in northeast Florida. The new 24-7 station in Jacksonville, Fla., will feature Trillium CNG’s HY-C fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor. The new station supports the region’s quest […]
March 3, 2015
Gain, “O” Ring announce CNG station co-branding partnership
Gain Clean Fuel, a division of U.S. Gain, has partnered with “O” Ring CNG Fuel Systems, a compressed natural gas provider and station builder. The partnership will co-brand “O” Ring CNG’s four CNG stations as “O” Ring CNG / Gain Clean Fuel and incorporate them into Gain Clean Fuel’s nationwide infrastructure of CNG stations. The […]
February 26, 2015
Ryder to train entire maintenance staff on natural gas vehicle technologies
Over 6,000 maintenance and service employees across Ryder’s 800 maintenance facilities will be trained on the new technology.
February 23, 2015
Eaton, Cummins announce more profound powertrain integration push
The Eaton-Cummins SmartAdvantage powertrain has proven to be so successful, that Mike Taylor, Cummins Global Powertrain Manager, says the two companies will be continually refining existing products – and introducing new ones – soon.
February 15, 2015
amp Trillium opens CNG station in Canton, Ohio
amp Trillium, a joint venture between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, has opened a public access compressed natural gas station in Canton, Ohio, to serve Frito-Lay North America, the station’s anchor tenant. Frito-Lay North America selected Trillium CNG as a station partner to build public fueling infrastructure to serve its fleet of heavy-duty, Class 8 CNG tractor trailers. Frito […]
December 18, 2014
U.S. Oil to build six new CNG stations for C.A.T., Ruan
On the heels of its announcement of an order of 100 compressed natural gas-powered trucks from Ryder, C.A.T. announced an agreement with U.S. Oil to build five GAIN Clean Fuel CNG stations in the United States and Canada. The new station sites will be located in Toronto, Montreal, Laredo, Texas, Charlotte, N.C. and Scranton, Penn. U.S. […]
November 13, 2014
amp Trillium opens CNG station in Sweetwater, Texas
Trillium CNG and ampCNG announced their joint venture, amp Trillium, LLC, has opened a public-access compressed natural gas station in Sweetwater, Texas that will service Class-8 trucks. It is the fourth of seven public fueling stations to be opened as part of an agreement with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of […]
November 6, 2014
C.A.T. goes all in on CNG with order from Ryder
C.A.T. has signed a full-service agreement with Ryder System for 100 compressed natural gas sleeper tractors, marking Ryder’s first natural gas lease customer in Canada and its largest single natural gas vehicle customer to date. C.A.T., a truckload carrier based in Coteau-du-Lac, Quebec, Canada, will use the trucks in its delivery fleet that travels from Montreal, […]
October 24, 2014
Clean Energy, Dillon Transport announce multi-year fueling agreement
Clean Energy Fuels and Dillon Transport announced a multi-year fueling agreement in which Clean Energy will supply 2.5 million diesel gallon equivalents of compressed natural gas to the tank carrier annually. In addition, Clean Energy plans to open three new public-access CNG stations in Houston and Midland Texas and Atlanta by year-end to accommodate the […]
October 8, 2014
New compressor from Trillium CNG to cut fueling time in half
At a press conference at the 2014 American Trucking Association’s Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, Trillium CNG introduced its new 7-inch Hydraulic Intensifier Compressor (HY-C) technology, which the company says can achieve a theoretical fill rate of 20 gas-gallon-equivalents per minute. “The new 7-inch HY-C not only preserves valuable driver time, which is […]
October 5, 2014
Volvo puts natural gas engine plans on hold
Adapting to the pace of the North American alternative fuel market, Volvo Trucks has put on hold plans to launch its own compression ignition liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America, the truck and engine maker announced this week.
October 1, 2014
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