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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.

Nat G CNG for Matera: 31 Trucks

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

First of 31 Trucks Delivered Under TCEQ’s TERP Initiative

Houston’s busy Nat G CNG Solutions has begun delivering the first of 31 compressed natural gas trucks to San Antonio-based Matera Paper. The box trucks, all built by International Navistar, are being re-powered with natural gas engines under TERP, the Texas Emissions Reduction Program administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Ryder CNG: 100 for Quebec’s C.A.T.

October 24, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deal for 100 Freightliners is Ryder’s First in Canada, Largest for CNG

Ryder System said Friday that Quebec’s C.A.T. – Canadian American Transportation – has signed a full-service lease agreement for 100 compressed natural gas sleeper tractors. The deal marks the first CNG lease arrangement for Ryder in Canada’s, and its largest to-date for natural gas vehicles.

C.A.T.logoRyder will also provide maintenance for the 100 CNG vehicles in Montreal, where its service facility is being upgraded for NGV work.

The trucks are Freightliner Cascadia 113 CNG units with 72-inch sleeper and Quantum 169 tank package, a Ryder spokesman told F&F. Each will have a Quantum Q-RailLite rail-mounted and Q-CabLite back-of-cab cylinder array.

The vehicles are to be delivered in mid-2015.

Ryder notes that it’s been leasing trucks to C.A.T. for the past eight years. “Ryder will replace almost one-third of C.A.T.’s fleet of 325 vehicles with 100 CNG sleeper tractors,” states this morning’s announcement.


“With Ryder’s natural gas vehicle and maintenance expertise, we have the confidence that we can get the service and performance we need from our fleet today, while operating more cost-efficiently and environmentally-friendly,” said C.A.T. president Daniel Goyette.

The Coteau-du-Lac-based C.A.T. fleet ranges from Montreal to Laredo, Texas.

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Quantum Tanks for 80 Ryder NGVs

August 12, 2014 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order Covers Both Rail-Mount and Back-of-Cab Units

Quantum Fuel Systems today reported receipt “of multiple purchase orders” from Ryder System for more than 80 vehicles that will have Quantum’s Q-RailLite and Q-CabLite compressed natural gas fuel system modules.

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.


GM Touts Bi-Fuel CNG Impala for 2015

November 7, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Bi-Fuel Sedan for 2015 Introduced by GM Chairman,
Quantum System to Be Installed by Roush in Michigan

General Motors has publicized several new NGVs, including an Impala sedan for 2015 with port fuel-injected 3.6-liter V-6 engine. The compressed natural gas-gasoline bi-fuel system by Quantum will be installed by Roush Performance.

item initially posted Nov 4

Otto Environmental Embraces CNG

August 26, 2013 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

One for Georgia, and Four for California from Greenkraft

Otto Environmental Systems North America will deploy its first compressed natural gas truck, an Isuzu vehicle that’s been in trials in its headquarters town of Charlotte, N.C., in Augusta, Ga. Otto will deploy four more CNG trucks, from Greenkraft, at the Otto Container Management operations center in Moreno Valley, Calif. by mid-October.

Quantum for Gaseous Fuels at WTS

March 18, 2013 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New PSI Engine Fuel Delivery and CNG Tanks Promoted

California’s Quantum Technologies, a provider of natural gas fuel systems including compressed natural gas fuel tanks, promoted the outside hardware for a new 8.8-liter natural gas engine by Illinois-based Power Solutions International, as well as a line of complete bolt-on CNG fuel tank assemblies, both for medium duty trucks, at the 2013 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. this item re-posted on March 18 to reflect $6.2 million new orders release

Quantum: $1.8 Million Q-Lite Order

February 14, 2013 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Customer Is ‘A Leading Vehicle Integrator’

Southern California’s Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies reports an $1.8 million purchase order for its Q-Lite lightweight Type IV compressed natural gas fuel cylinders “from a new customer that is a leading vehicle integrator of light duty trucks.”

Quantum’s Gaseous Fuels Patent

February 5, 2013 in CNG, Companies, Hydrogen by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Covers Gaseous Fuel System, Innovative Pressure Delayer

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies is talking up a “key” patent covering pressure and flow management for onboard gaseous fuel storage systems. Quantum (NASDAQ:QTWW) has been emphasizing not just lightweight Type fuel cylinders but the systems for putting them to work in vehicles.

Quantum Moves to CNG Assemblies

December 16, 2012 in CNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pre-Assembled Units Leverage ‘Q-Lite’ Type IV Tanks

Quantum Fuel Systems (NASDAQ:QTWW) last week launched a line of pre-assembled compressed natural gas storage modules and system assemblies “for quick integration on to a variety of vehicle platforms.”

TransPower eTrucks, eSchool Buses

June 17, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Inverter-Charger Unit Among Key Design Advantages

San Diego-based Transportation Power – TransPower – expects new funding totaling about $1.3 million to support in-service tests of its 100% battery electric drivelines for port drayage vehicles and school buses.

TransPower wants to commercialize heavy-duty vehicles with a single-charge range of 100 miles.

Agility Opens Santa Ana Headquarters

January 29, 2012 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by rich  |  No Comments

Agility Fuel Systems, which is moving from vehicle retrofits to the supply of natural gas fuel system modules to OEM customers like Freightliner and Paccar’s Kenworth and Peterbilt, has moved into a new, 29,500-square-foot headquarters facility in Santa Ana, Calif.

500 LNG Ships, Then Thousands

January 2, 2012 in Uncategorized by rich  |  No Comments

‘Years of Innovation and Concept Development Now Are Leading to Real Change’

Expect an onslaught of liquefied natural gas-fueled ships of all kinds in the coming years, says Oslo-based maritime specialist DNV (Det Norske Veritas).

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