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Momentum On-Roof CNG Rig for Refuse

June 6, 2016 in CNG, New Products, NGVs, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Assembly Is to Be Available on McNeilus Truck Bodies

Momentum Fuel Technologies is introducing two new roof-mounted assemblies to house compressed natural gas fuel cylinders for refuse trucks at this week’s Waste Expo show in Las Vegas. Momentum is using lightweight CNG cylinders from 3M.

Momentum for New 150-DGE CNG Array

March 11, 2016 in CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Rush Unit Also Has a New Regulator to Enhance Trucks’ Range

Momentum Fuel Technologies has introduced a 150-diesel gallon equivalent back-of-cab assembly for CNG fuel cylinders, adding the system to its line-up for Class 6 to Class 8 trucks.

Rush’s Momentum for CNG Fuel Systems

May 4, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Partnership to Use 3M Cylinders for CNG Truck Fuel Systems

Rush Enterprises launched Momentum Fuel Technologies at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas on Monday, detailing plans to put lightweight Type IV CNG fuel cylinders from 3M to work on innovative fuel systems for Class 6 through Class 8 vehicles.

Clean Energy LNG for Raven Transport

March 31, 2015 in Fleet Order, Infrastructure, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Rush Units Supply and Outfit 115 Peterbilt 579s for LNG Operation

Clean Energy Fuels said today that its longtime customer Raven Transport is adding 115 liquefied natural gas-fueled Peterbilt Model 579 sleeper tractors to its fleet “to haul goods for a leading consumer packaged goods company.” Clean Energy will support the Raven fleet by opening four new truck-friendly LNG fueling stations. updated April 1

Rush Pulls Out the Stops on Natural Gas

November 26, 2014 in CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ten Rush Truck Centers Have Service Bays for CNG and LNG,
President Rusty Rush Shares His Thoughts with Fleets & Fuels

Rush Enterprises, which boasts the largest network of commercial vehicle dealerships in the United States, representing such truck and bus manufacturers as Peterbilt, Navistar International, Hino, Isuzu, Ford, IC Bus and Blue Bird, is making a firm commitment to natural gas fuel.

Recent announcements include two bays dedicated to natural gas vehicle service at the relocated Rush Truck Center in Orlando, and a dedicated NGV service area at the firm’s expanded facility in Abilene, Texas.

Rush handles CNG and LNG trucks at a growing number of service centers, including Phoenix.

Rush handles CNG and LNG trucks at a growing number of service centers, including Phoenix.

“We are committed to supporting our customers who choose to run natural gas vehicles,” says W.M. “Rusty” Rush, chairman, CEO and president of the 100-plus dealership network.

First Dedicated NGV Facility, in Houston

Early in 2015, he says, Rush will open its first dedicated state-of-the-art natural gas facility, investing more than $700,000 at the Rush Truck Center in Houston. Services will include fuel tank inspections.

“Since 2005,” Rush says, “our alternative fuel sales specialists have sold more than 3,380 units, with 46% of those sold in the past two years, so we see popularity increasing.

“We anticipate that by 2017, 8% to 10% of industry sales will be natural gas vehicles,” he told F&F.

More Than 120 Certified NGV Technicians

The firm offers NGV service at ten locations: in Orlando and in Ardmore, Okla.; in Atlanta; at Abilene, Corpus Christi, Laredo and Lufkin in Texas; Phoenix and Yuma, Ariz.; and in Whittier, Calif. Rush has more than 120 Peterbilt and Cummins factory-trained and certified NGV technicians.

“We have also evaluated an additional 44 locations across the network,” Rush says, In addition to Houston, Rush is developing natural gas capabilities in Dallas and San Antonio; Nashville; Jacksonville; Denver; Charlotte; Oklahoma City and Fontana, Calif., all by late 2015.

NGV for All New Facilities

“We have used several different approaches to equip our dealerships for natural gas service, with investments ranging between $50,000 to upwards of $200,000 per facility,” Rush says.

And perhaps most important: “We are including dedicated natural gas service infrastructure in all new facility construction.”

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Source: Rush Enterprises with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Two Truckers and Tankmakers Unite

May 11, 2014 in ACT Expo 2014, CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ryder Teams with Quantum and Rush with 3M for Onboard CNG

3M and Rush Enterprises and Quantum and Ryder System said they’re pooling their respective efforts for onboard storage of compressed natural gas. The word came down in separate announcements at ACT Expo 2014 in Long Beach, Calif.

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