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Freightliner CNG Sleeper at MATS

March 25, 2014 in CNG, MATS 2014, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Features for Cascadia 113 Natural Gas

Freightliner will show a Cascadia 113 Natural Gas tractor at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville this week – it’s the first trade show display of a CNG Cascadia with the 48-inch sleeper cab that’s just gone into full production. The truck is powered by the 400-horsepower version of the ISX12 G engine by Cummins Westport.


The latest CNG Cascadia has a 10-speed manual transmission and 140 DGE capacity factory-installed compressed natural gas fuel tanks with capacity of 140 DGE – 100 diesel gallon equivalents back-of-cab and 40 DGE on the left-hand rail.

“We also just announced the addition of Meritor WABCO’s OnGuard collision avoidance system on our Cascadia natural gas tractors when spec’d with a manual transmission,” advises product marketing manager Greg Treinen.

The truck is being unveiled at 4pm Wednesday.

MATS 2014 runs March 27-29 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville.

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Source: Fleets & Fuels inquiry with Freightliner

Walmart to Make Wave at MATS

March 25, 2014 in Hybrids, MATS 2014, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Series Hybrid Peterbilt with Capstone Turbine, Parker Hannifin Motors

A Walmart truck with a series hybrid electric drive is to be shown by development partner Great Dane Trailers at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville this week.

Volvo Alt Fuel Trio at MATS 2014

March 18, 2014 in CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, DME, LNG, MATS 2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG, LNG and DME at Next Week’s Show in Louisville

Volvo Trucks has promised to bring its full range of heavy duty vehicles to the 2014 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky. next week. The company’s display is to include 12 vehicles spanning the regional haul, long haul, heavy haul and vocational segments of the Class 8 market.

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