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Climate inaction is not an option for the trucking industry
When Rakesh Aneja, head of eMobility at Daimler Trucks, said at ACT Expo earlier this year that “inaction is not an option,” I tend to agree.
November 4, 2021
Cummins set to debut 15-liter natural gas engine
Currently, Cummins Westport's ISX12 G and ISX12N are the largest displacement natural gas engines available, kicking out up to 400 hp and 1450 lb-ft of torque. The segment is otherwise comprised of 6- and 9-liter models.
October 14, 2021
NACFE has estimated that if every Class 8 vehicle produced today was magically a ZEV, it would still take 15 to 20 years to migrate them into 100% replacement of the existing vehicles.
September 7, 2021
Sales of NatGas trucks climb but infrastructure losing ground to electric
There's been an overall increase in electric charging stations, but a continuing decline of total natural gas stations.
August 3, 2021
NatGas and BEVs: Which one of these things is not like the other?
Would natural gas have taken off if it had its own Elon Musk?
June 22, 2021
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
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
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California becomes first government in the world to mandate electric trucks
Fewer than 2% of all heavy trucks sold last year were electric, but by 2035 that number has to be 50% in California.
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Yellow, union locked in war of words
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