EcoDual Conversions to Play a Role with Akron-Based Hauler
Ohio’s J. Rayl Transport is looking to switch its fleet of some 200 trucks to compressed natural gas, beginning with about 75 vehicles including an unspecified number of conversions to dual fuel operation.
“We hope to convert our entire fleet, but only after the first 75 units prove successful as well as the retrofitted engines,” says CEO Jeremy Rayl.
Plans for the trucks and a private CNG fueling station in Akron were disclosed at the recent Natural Gas Vehicle Summit in Columbus.
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“The conversion partner is EcoDual and we currently are negotiating with Vocational Energy for the fueling station,” Rayl told F&F. According to NGVAmerica and published reports, the facility will cost some $1.7 million.
J. Rayl is working with dealers including Young Truck Sales in Canton, Ohio, which handles Freightliner and Volvo vehicles. “The type of trucks depends on the manufacturers’ ability to deliver,” says CEO Rayl.
All, he says, are to have the new 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport, which becomes available next year.
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Bryan Rafferty is director of business and carrier development at J. Rayl Transport.
J. Rayl Transport, CEO Jeremy Rayl, 330-784-1134. ext 3234; [email protected]
EcoDual (east), Ira Dorfman, 202-255-6050; [email protected]
Source: NGVAmerica with Fleets & Fuels follow-up