Order Placed via Regional WheelTime Dealer, Clarke Power Services,
‘We Are Making a Major Commitment to Natural Gas Vehicles,’ W.W. Says
American Power Group reports an order for ten of its APG Turbocharged Natural Gas Systems from Iowa-based W.W. Transport. The APG gear allows older diesel trucks to operated on a combination of diesel and natural gas fuel. The order was placed via Clarke Power Services a regional WheelTime dealer, APG said.
“We are making a major commitment to natural gas vehicles with one CNG fill station up and running in Wood River, Ill., and a second CNG fill station under construction,” W.W. Transport CFO Kyle Weuve says in an APG release.
“We plan to operate a fleet of both dedicated and dual fuel natural gas vehicles based on the best match of power and load. We became very interested in APG Turbocharged Natural Gas Systems due to its operational economics and ability to handle the heavier loads with no loss of power and torque,” Weuve said.
‘Happy to See Larger Initial Order Quantities’
“We look forward to getting all of our initial ten APG Turbocharged Natural Gas Systems on the road and we expect to expand our fleet with more in the future.”
“W.W. Transport, Inc. is a prime example of a fleet that has a true appreciation of the economical and environmental benefits of how natural gas vehicles can deliver measurable savings and provide a competitive advantage,” said APG CEO Lyle Jensen.
“Their investment in fueling stations, dedicated natural gas engines, and the APG Turbocharged Natural Gas System demonstrates a logical balance of matching natural gas engine solutions to the various route profiles and load demands of moving today’s freight.”
“The APG system should be a perfect match for their medium to heavy-haul loads and we are happy to see larger initial order quantities coming from owners that have experience in utilizing natural gas vehicles in their fleets,” Jensen said.
The WheelTime Network is a strategic alliance among North American Detroit Diesel-Allison distributors, APG notes. Clarke Power Services has 25 locations are in nine states.
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Source: American Power Group with Fleets & Fuels follow-up