Dual Milestones for the American Power Group’s
Dual Fuel Technology Allowing 13- 15-Liter Engines
For the Heaviest Hauling to Run Largely on Natural Gas
The American Power Group’s largest customer, WW Transport, Inc. is now operating more than 100 trucks converted to compressed natural gas-diesel dual fuel operation using APG’s turbocharged engine equipment, APG said Wednesday.
APG-converted trucks for all customer which now number more than 700 units, and have logged 100 million miles, says APG CEO Lyle Jensen.
“There are not many fleets in the United States that have more than 100 heavy-duty trucks running on some form of natural gas so APG is pleased that our field performance has achieved this customer satisfaction milestone,” Jensen says in his firm’s WW Transport announcement.
‘A Specialized Niche’
“We now have over 100 million cumulative miles of dual fuel experience on the road,” he told F&F.
“APG has carved out a specialized niche where our EPA- and CARB-qualified dual fuel systems are the only effective natural gas solution in the 13-liter to 15-liter Class 8 truck performance range for power and torque and diesel-related emission reductions.
Trucks that Need 13- to 15-Liter Power
“Fleets with heavy-haul routes and tanker fleets no longer have to compromise driver satisfaction with under-powered natural gas systems. We look forward to supporting all customer sustainability objectives with our high-horsepower alternative fuel solutions,” Jensen said.
“For 13- to 15-liter performance requirements, the only natural gas option is dual fuel-converted,” Jensen said today.
“APG is the only one that has an efficient, 13- to 15-liter solution with a natural gas component.”
“We are strong believers in the long term economic and environmental benefits of using natural gas as an alternative transportation fuel as evidenced by the significant investments we have made thus far in natural gas fueling infrastructure and natural gas vehicles,” WW Transport CFO Kyle Weuve says in the Wednesday APG release.
“During the past three years, APG’s dual fuel conversion technology has become an important and growing piece of this commitment due to its ease of use, reliability and retention of diesel-like power and torque which is critical for our heavy-haul routes,” Weuve said.
Emission Reductions ‘An Added Bonus’
“The reduction in harmful diesel-related emissions is an added bonus towards achieving our corporate and customer driven sustainability goals… We believe that APG provides the best natural gas dual fuel conversion technology at the lowest total cost of ownership available in the market.”
APG notes that WW Transport was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in West Burlington, Iowa. “They are experts in specialized freight,” APG says, operating both flatbeds and heavy haulers, as well as refrigerated trucks.
APG is to releases sales and earnings figures for its third fiscal quarter ended June 30 on Monday, August 22.
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