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Room for One More? Brake Air Chez CNG

May 10, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, CNG, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agility & Freightliner Trying CNG Cabinet for Air Brake Tanks


Back-of-cab CNG fuel system on a Freightliner Cascadia tractor was shown by Agility at ACT Expo 2016.

Back-of-cab CNG fuel system on a Freightliner Cascadia tractor was shown by Agility at ACT Expo 2016.

“Real estate on a chassis is always at a premium,” says Bob Carrick of Freightliner, who told F&F at ACT Expo 2016 that his company is working with Agility Fuel Systems to position the compressed air tanks used for big rig brakes in the extra space available in compressed natural gas fuel system cabinets.

Agility is the exclusive supplier of CNG fuel systems to Freightliner, furnishing hardware from its new plant in Salisbury, N.C., which is in close proximity to the Freightliner manufacturing plants in Cleveland, N.C., and Mt. Holly, N.C.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2016 in Long Beach, Calif.

Green Truck Summit in March with NTEA

November 30, 2015 in Conference/Meeting, event by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Registration Is Open for Event with the NTEA Work Truck Show

The Green Truck Association – an affiliate division of NTEA – is stepping up promotion of the Green Truck Summit, with takes place in conjunction with the NTEA Work Truck Show this coming March at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The Green Truck Summit runs March 1-3 while the Work Truck Show itself takes place March 2-4.

The Green Truck Summit runs March 1-3 in conjunction with the NTEA Work Truck Show March 2-4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

The Green Truck Summit runs March 1-3 in conjunction with the NTEA Work Truck Show March 2-4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

“The upcoming Green Truck Summit is set to deliver the latest on clean energy innovations for commercial vehicles,” NTEA managing director Doyle Sumrall says in a the association’s recent registration announcement. “It’s a pivotal time in the work truck industry as we advance technology and government regulations gain momentum.”

New for 2016, he notes, is an expanded curriculum uniting Green Truck Summit and Work Truck Show concurrent sessions, with topics including

  • latest developments on Phase Two greenhouse gas regulations;
  • information on economic benefits of commercial vehicle lightweighting;
  • data security tips when collecting critical information via telematics; and
  • driver behavior and its influence on fuel management.


NTEA managing director Doyle Sumrall

NTEA managing director Doyle Sumrall

Sessions will include real-world experiences from fleet managers on the proper selection and deployment of new truck technologies.

Freightliner is the Presenting Sponsor of Green Truck Summit 2016.

The Work Truck Show ride-and-drive, sponsored by Hino Trucks, takes place on the afternoons of Wednesday, March 2 and Thursday, March 3.

Jay Leno is the breakfast keynote speaker at the Work Truck Show on March 2.

Registrations are discounted until February 12.

NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry, is also known as the National Truck Equipment Association.


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Source: NTEA/Green Truck Association with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

66 Ryder NGVs for Anheuser-Busch

September 4, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

J.B. Hunt to Operate the Freightliner CNG Trucks in Houston
Via a New Leasing Arrangement with Ryder for Maintenance
And for Installation of Quantum Back-of-Cab CNG Tank Arrays

Ryder System and Anheuser-Busch this morning celebrated their commitment for 66 compressed natural gas trucks to replace the beer giant’s existing fleet in Houston.
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Daimler Trucks NA: 3,000,000 Units

August 22, 2014 in Companies, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Over Seven Decades, 7,000 Have Been Natural Gas Trucks

Daimler Trucks North America is celebrating the production of its 3,000,000th vehicle, marking the milestone with delivery of a Freightliner Cascadia Evolution – diesel-fueled with a Detroit Diesel DD15 engine – at DTNA’s factory in Cleveland, N.C.
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Hexagon Lincoln & Truck Center Cos.

June 17, 2014 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Nebraska-Based Freightliner Dealer to Serve as Tank Distributor

In yet another market alliance by a compressed natural gas fuel cylinder manufacturer, Hexagon Lincoln said today that Omaha-based Truck Center Companies – a 12-location Freightliner dealer – has been made a factory-authorized distributor of Hexagon’s Tuffshell brand Type IV all-composite CNG tanks.
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CNG Freightliners for Bay & Bay – 100?

March 14, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Minnesota Bulk Hauler Is Starting Out with Two CNG Cascadias,
‘Every Customer Wants to Know What’s Going on with Natural Gas’

Rosemount, Minn.-based Bay & Bay Transportation is talking up deployment last month of two new Freightliner tractors with the new 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport. Company president Sam Anderson says that 10% to 20% of his 500-truck fleet may eventually be natural gas-fueled. updated March 17
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Penske Has 200 CNG Trucks on Offer

January 28, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Mixed Fleet of Freightliner M2 and Cascadia Models

Penske Truck Leasing now has some 200 compressed natural gas trucks on offer for rental or longer term lease throughout all five of its U.S. regions. The vehicles are Cummins Westport-powered Freightliners: a mix of M2s with 8.9-liter ISL G engines and Cascadia tractors with 11.9-liter ISX12 G engines.

Penske Truck Leasing offers a mixed fleet of some 200 CNG-fueled Freightliner Cascadia tractors (shown) and smaller M2 models.

Penske Truck Leasing offers a mixed fleet of some 200 CNG-fueled Freightliner Cascadia tractors (shown) and smaller M2 models.

Penske disclosed its plans to start with 100 compressed natural gas trucks for lease and rental at ACT Expo 2013 in Washington, D.C. (F&F, June 29).

The growing fleet of natural gas-powered Penske trucks is outfitted with differing CNG fuel cylinder arrays.

‘Whatever Their Needs Are’

The Cascadia tractors for rental, for example, have a 40-diesel-gallon-equivalent rail-mounted tank and a back-of-cab assembly holding an additional 75 GG for a total of 115 DGEs, says fuels and environmental affairs VP Drew Cullen.

“For lease customers we spec it for whatever their needs are,” he told F&F.

Within its five regions, Penske is positioning the rental trucks “where the density of fueling infrastructure is sufficient,” he adds.


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Source: Fleets & Fuels follow-up interview

Con-way Adds Two CNG Freightliners

January 27, 2014 in Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

ISX12 G-Powered Trucks Join a Pair of ISL G-Powered Vehicles,
New Cascadia 113s Are First with Factory CNG Tank Assemblies

Con-way Freight, which has a network of more than 300 service centers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, has added a pair of Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors to its fleet. They are the first off the Freightliner production line in South Carolina with factory-installed CNG fuel cylinder assemblies.
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Clean Energy for Central & KCATA

November 8, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

114 Trucks in Texas as Kansas City ATA to Switch Entire Fleet to CNG
Recent Quarter Saw a New CLNE Record in Core Market Agreements

Clean Energy Fuels is talking up new contracts with Central Freight in Texas and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority.
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Freightliner-Saddle Creek Gen IV CNG

July 30, 2013 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agility-Hexagon Package for 700-Mile Range & Lower Cost
As Freightliner Claims 53% Natural Gas Truck Market Share

Freightliner and Saddle Creek Transportation are talking up CNG-fueled Cascadia 113 tractors with a new fuel tank assembly that’s expected to yield true 700-mile range and, with lower costs because of fewer tanks, an ROI as low as three years.
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UPS Boosts LNG Plans, Adds CNG

July 22, 2013 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Kenworth Fleet to Be Augmented, Macks & CNG in New Plan
‘Every Tractor We Buy for Domestic Ops Will Be Natural Gas’

UPS is adding even more natural gas vehicles to its existing fleet of 112 LNG tractors, augmenting recently announced plans for some 700 new LNG trucks with word that it would add 250 more, plus 35 fueled by CNG – all part of an additional $75 million for natural gas transportation to be invested by the end of 2014.
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Saddle Creek Taking Ten Freightliners

June 29, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cascadia 113s Said First with CNG to Maximize Aerodynamics

In a deal nailed down at ACT Expo 2013 this past week, Florida’s Saddle Creek Transportation ordered ten Freightliner Cascadia 113 tractors with advanced tractor aerodynamics, new aerodynamic back-of-cab CNG cylinder arrays by Agility Fuel Systems, and Cummins Westport ISX12 G engines.
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Modern Claims the First 12-Liters

April 25, 2013 in Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Freightliner Trucks to Serve Owens Corning in Georgia

Pennsylvania-based Modern Transportation reports the deployment on April 18 of the first production trucks to be powered by the new 11.9-liter, dedicated-natural gas, spark-ignition ISX12 G engine by Cummins Westport. The new Freightliner Cascadia day cab vehicles will supply an Owens Corning roofing plant in Savannah with materials from Sanford, N.C.
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GTS Summit, WTS Walkabout

March 9, 2013 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

DoE & Execs at Green Truck Summit & Work Truck Show

The term “green fleet” will become just “fleet” over the next decade as sustainability becomes business as usual. “Sustainability and the green industry are here to stay,” says Lee Styslinger III, chairman and CEO of aerial lift specialist Altec.
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Frito-Lay CNG Trucks in Wisconsin

September 12, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Trillium CNG for Fueling, More Stations as Fleet Expands

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay is adding 12 new long-haul CNG trucks to its fleet in Beloit, Wisc., to distribute product across the upper Midwest (Wisconsin, Illinois, and parts of Indiana, Iowa, and Minnesota).
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99 Cents Only Opts for Ryder CNG

August 22, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Largest Placement Yet for Sanbag-Backed Fleet

The 302-outlet, Commerce, Calif.-based chain of 99 Cents Only Stores is converting 40 of its semi-trucks to compressed natural gas, using Freightliner tractors from Ryder System.
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NTEA for New Trucks & Forecasts

July 25, 2012 in Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Updates from 11 Leading Chassis Manufacturers

The National Truck Equipment Association will hold its New Model Truck Product Conference September 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich.
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