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UPS Spending $90m More on Natural Gas

March 15, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, LNG, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

TruStar for Four New CNG Fueling Stations,
Freightliner & Kenworth for 440 New Trucks

UPS said today that it’s investing an additional $90 million in natural gas trucks and fueling infrastructure. The money will pay for 440 new compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas trucks, and six new CNG fueling facilities.
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Cryoshelter’s Gen2 LNG Tanks for Trucks

March 6, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, LNG, New Products, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Benefits & Options that Address the Key Performance Factors’

Austria’s Cryoshelter is bringing its second-generation liquefied natural gas fuel tanks for trucks to market, doing so at ACT Expo 2017 in Long Beach, Calif. this coming May. With an innovative structure, improved insulation, and driver-friendly manifold placement, the U.S. R110-certified tanks are said to offer significant advantages in terms of both capacity and hold time for the cryogenic fuel.
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Love’s Trillium CNG in Gunnison, Colo.

February 7, 2017 in CNG, Infrastructure, municipal fleet, NGVs, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public Station to Support Local Transportation Authority:
Will Fill Current 300-Mile Pueblo-Grand Junction CNG Gap

Love’s Trillium CNG said today that it’s finalized an agreement to bring a compressed natural gas fueling station to Gunnison, Colo. Gunnison County and RTA, the Gunnison Valley Rural Transportation Authority, agreed with Trillium for the fuel provider to design, own, operate and maintain the new CNG facility.
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ANG Buys Questar & Constellation CNG

December 28, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, investments, milestones, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

American Natural Gas Now Has Some 40 Outlets in 13 States
Serving Anheuser-Busch, Frito-Lay, Swift, and Central Freight

Hard-charging American Natural Gas has expanded its network of compressed natural gas fueling outlets to approximately 40, announcing just prior to Christmas the acquisition of 11 CNG stations in Arizona, Kansas, Texas, Utah, California, and Colorado through the acquisition of Questar Fueling, and seven stations in Indiana and Ohio via the acquisition of Constellation CNG.
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Ryder with Nikola for New Class 8 H2 Truck

December 2, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ryder Named ‘Exclusive Nationwide Distribution & Maintenance Provider’
For Zero-Emission, 1,000-HP Class 8 Truck Aiming to Revolutionize Industry,
Nikola Plans Leasing and a Vertical Network of Hundreds of Fueling Stations:
Worthington for Cryogenic H2 Transport & Compressed Onboard Fuel Cylinders

Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor named Ryder System “as its exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider” as it yesterday evening unveiled the zero-emission Class 8 truck with which it hopes to revolutionize the trucking industry.
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Opinion: Out with the Cost-Share!

November 18, 2016 in Opinion, Special to Fleets & Fuels, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Match Requirements Are Effectively Crippling Small Business Innovation:
‘The Only Hope of Moving Forward Is More Severe Government Regulations’

Cost-share requirements allowing companies access to advanced vehicle development funding pose a financial burden that make it unlikely for smaller firms to survive, let along bring cleaner and more efficient vehicles to market. So argues advanced heavy duty vehicles veteran Tom Bartley, who has made his opinion known to Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District, which handles much of the state’s funding for low-emission, high-efficiency vehicles, notably from CARB and the CEC: the California Air Resources Board and the California Energy Commission.

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More Orange EV Yard Trucks for Nolan

November 18, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, money available, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Indiana Firm Operates Multiple Units, New York Approves Vouchers

Indiana-based Nolan Logistics is taking delivery of its either 100% battery-electric T-Series terminal truck, reports Kansas City-based manufacturer Orange EV.
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Peloton Platoon to Reduce Fuel Use

November 17, 2016 in fuel efficiency, Technology, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$5 Million from ARPA-E Backs Purdue-Led ‘Nextcar’ Project
Aiming for 20% Fuel Savings by Pairing Trucks to Reduce Drag

California’s Peloton Technology is talking up its role in a three-year, ARPA-E backed project to nearly triple the fuel savings of its truck “platooning” technology.
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APG’s DF via Rush and Momentum Fuel

November 8, 2016 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Initial Agreement Is for Dual Fuel Installations in 14 States

Dual fuel conversion of heavy duty trucks to natural gas-diesel operation with American Power Group gear will be available from Rush Truck Centers and Momentum Fuel Technologies in 14 states, APG said yesterday.
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Clean Energy RNG for FedEx Oklahoma

October 12, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, event, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FedEx Freight Wins NGVAmerica Achievement Award Too

Less than a month after announcing a new compressed natural gas fueling facility in support of 100 FedEx trucks in Oklahoma City, Clean Energy Fuels announced that it plans to supply the station with its Redeem brand RNG/renewable natural gas. NGVAmerica presented the NGV Achievement Award to FedEx Freight at a ceremony at the new station on Tuesday.
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TransPower’s New ElecTruck Catalog

September 13, 2016 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Technology, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

San Diego Company Emphasizes Battery Electric ‘Trucks that Work:’
Emission-Free Class 8 Road and Drayage Vehicles, and School Buses
As Cylindrical Geometry Battery Cells Boost Efficiency & Range by 60%

San Diego-based TransPower is advising customers about its augmented “ElecTruck” line of heavy duty fully battery electric trucks and related equipment – available too with hydrogen fuel cell and hybrid power. TransPower products – in real-world service since late 2013 – range from individual components to full blown kits for the conversion of new of existing trucks.
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Westport HPDI 2.0: Int’l Launch in 2017

August 30, 2016 in Companies, LNG, New Products, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Europe or Perhaps China to Be First, and It Won’t be the Cummins ISX:
Goal Is a Product Preserving Diesel 
Performance with Minimal Changes 

Westport Fuel Systems expects to commercialize its “HPDI 2.0” high pressure direct injection technology as a fuel system package for OEMs in Europe and/or China in summer 2017.
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APG: a Heavy Trial, DF Revenues Soar

August 22, 2016 in Companies, Dual Fuel, LNG, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Refitted Freightliner Truck with DD15 Enters Quebec Trials,
Separately, Domestic Dual Fuel Vehicles Sales Rise by 383%

The American Power Group’s dual fuel natural gas-diesel technology – billed as the only available solution for heavy-mission trucks with 13- to 15-liter engines – is being tested by Transport Somavrac in Quebec.
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Clean Energy Mods for Cummins & Ryder

August 16, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, LNG, money awarded, NGVs, refuse, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Releases Earnings Results & Outlines Recent New Business, Too

Clean Energy Fuels has been picked as a preferred vendor to provide natural gas upgrades for facilities in Cummins’s distribution business unit. Clean Energy FMS/Facility Modification Services will thus “assist Cummins with their continued support for natural gas vehicle implementations.”
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Ryder CNG Trucks for Postal Fleet Services

August 3, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twenty Trucks in Four States Announced Today

Ryder System said this morning that it will supply 20 heavy duty compressed natural gas-fueled vehicles to support mail delivery operations in Lafayette, La., Jackson, Miss., La Vergne, Tenn., and Orlando. They will be added to existing diesel operations under a Ryder ChoiceLease full service agreement.


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Postal Fleet Services will operate 20 CNG-fueled vehicles in four states under a full-service Ryder ‘ChoiceLease‘ agreement.

“We have the ability to respond to our customer’s additional needs in minutes,” Postal Fleet Services owner Don Dorris says in Ryder’s release.

“We can now continue to perform above their expectations, while operating more cost-efficiently and environmentally-friendly.

‘Their Help Is Critical’

“Ryder has been extremely responsive to our service needs, which makes us confident about our continued relationship as their help is critical to provide the logistics expertise, knowledge, and know-how needed to ensure that the fleet is operating at its best,” Dorris said.

“Ryder continues to see demand for natural gas vehicles from businesses that are looking through a longer term lens, and want to realize the environmental and fuel efficiency benefits,” said Ryder global fleet management solutions president Dennis Cooke.

90 Million Miles

Ryder says it has more than 90 million miles of experience with natural gas trucks, operating 22 NGV maintenance facilities, and employing more than 5,500 NGV trained maintenance and support personnel.

“With the deployment of the NGVs in Postal Fleets Services’ fleet in Tennessee and Mississippi,” the firm said today, “Ryder has now expanded its NGV offering into 16 states and two Canadian provinces.”

Ryder has CNG and LNG/liquefied natural gas customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin, and in Ontario and Quebec.


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UPS Tops a Billion ‘Rolling Lab’ Miles

August 2, 2016 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Companies, Hybrids, LNG, milestones, NGVs, propane autogas, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

AFVs Make Equivalent of 4,000 Trips to the Moon,
Account for Some 12% of Fleet’s Total Fuel Usage

UPS said today that it’s achieved its “Rolling Laboratory” goal of one billion in-service miles a year ahead of schedule, marking more than a decade of learning about natural gas, propane, and electric drive and hybrid vehicles.
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Iveco Trumpets New Heavy NGV Orders

August 1, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, LNG, New Products, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trucks and Buses to France, Azerbaijan, Brazil,
Including 250 Stralis NP Trucks to Jacky Perrenot

Iveco is promoting its new Stralis NP dedicated-natural gas trucks as Europe’s first to be capable of long-haul heavy good transport, and has disclosed information about significant sales.
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