ACT News 2017


Peterbilt NZ Trucks Can Get HVIP Bucks

March 24, 2017 in Biomethane, CNG, LNG, money available, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Models 520 & 320 with CWI’s ISL G Near Zero Engine
Eligible for Hybrid & Zero-Emission Incentive Money

Peterbilt Model 520 and 320 trucks powered by Cummins Westport’s 8.9-liter ISL G Near Zero natural gas engine have been granted eligibility for the California Air Resources Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project, known as HVIP, the manufacturer reports.

Near Zero Engine Coming for Refuse

August 23, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Game Changer, money awarded, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleet Operators to Be Able to Order This Year
As Peterbilt and Autocar Are First to the Fore

Operators of compressed natural gas-fueled refuse trucks are being reassured that OEMs will offer vehicles with the super-low NOx Near Zero version of the Cummins Westport ISL G in time for their traditional fourth-quarter ordering cycle.

Toyota Talks Up Its First CNG Car-Hauler

November 24, 2015 in CNG, Companies, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Designed and Built in Collaboration with Peterbilt, Cottrell, Agility

Toyota is trumpeting its in-house Toyota Transport unit’s first compressed natural gas-fueled car hauler. “We started exploring the CNG option more than three years ago, and it has been worth the wait,” Toyota Transport senior compliance analyst Kirk Welch said in a release. updated December 1


Maxwell ESM for Factory Peterbilts

August 10, 2015 in batteries, ultracapacitors by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ultracapacitor Unit as Factory-Installed Option on 579 and 567 Trucks:
‘Peace of Mind, Assuring Engine Starts in Arctic and Hot Temperatures’

Maxwell Technologies said Monday that its ultracapacitor-powered Engine Start Module is being made available as a factory-installed option on new Peterbilt Model 579 and 567 trucks.

Dillon Transport Embraces CNG

June 16, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Half of Its Trucks and 60% of Its Miles on the Clean Fuel

Illinois-based Dillon Transport now operates about half of its 500-some-odd over-the-road trucks on compressed natural gas, and runs those CNG vehicles more heavily that the diesels in its fleet.

Peterbilt Adds CNG Medium Duty Trucks

March 30, 2015 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And Promotes New LNG Option for Heavy Models 579 and 567

Peterbilt introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas at last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, and said it’s making its heavy duty Model 579 and 567 trucks available with liquefied natural gas.

Paccar Units’ New Natural Gas Trucks

March 31, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG-Fueled Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 at MATS 2014

Paccar’s Kenworth and Peterbilt units showed new natural gas trucks at MATS 2014, last week’s Mid-America Trucking Show in Kentucky. The new heavy duty offerings are powered by the 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport.


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.

Freedom CNG to Open 2nd in Houston

March 20, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public Station Will Serve Houston Distributing Company’s Peterbilts

Freedom CNG will open its second “truck friendly fast fill” compressed natural gas fueling station in Houston one week from today, on March 27. The public access facility will serve customers including Houston Distributing Company, which is deploying a new fleet of CNG-fueled Peterbilt 384 tractors. updated with station opening photo on March 28

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.

Peterbilt Promotes Natural Gas Prowess

June 25, 2012 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Paccar Unit Claims 40% Commercial Truck Market Share

Paccar’s Denton, Texas-based Peterbilt Motors is talking up its prowess in natural gas vehicles, noting that it’s been manufacturing trucks powered by liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas since 1996, and has now earned a 40% market share of the commercial natural gas truck market, “providing vehicle solutions for over-the-road, regional and vocational applications.”

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