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Natural gas truck sales slowing

April 23, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

COLUMBUS, IN – Truck operators are ordering new equipment in record numbers, but they’re not turning to trucks fuelled by natural gas as quickly as was projected two years ago, according to a new report from ACT Research.

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Mack Pinnacle NG Options

March 4, 2015 by Rolf Lockwood

Mack Pinnacles powered by natural gas can now be ordered with Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission and Bendix Wingman Advanced collision mitigation technology

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Harper cuts tax for LNG projects

February 24, 2015 by TEONA Baetu

OTTAWA, ON- Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced last week that he’s cutting taxes on liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in an effort to kick-start investment to the industry.

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Some Fleets Could Get Millions for New Trucks, Alt. Fuels

December 5, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Trucking companies in the U.S. could get hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks in 2015 for everything from buying new trucks to using alternative fuels such as natural gas.

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Ryder, Mansfield to Bring Natural Gas Vehicles to Georgia

December 3, 2014 by TEONA Baetu

MIAMI, FL- Truck-and-equipment leasing firm Ryder System has partnered with Mansfield Clean Energy Partners to offer a compressed natural-gas fueling service to bulk-fuel haulers.

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Volvo Drops NG Engine Development

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Greensboro, NC — Volvo Trucks has put on hold plans to launch its own compression-ignition liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America.

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Volvo Drops NG Engine Development

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Greensboro, NC — Volvo Trucks has put on hold plans to launch its own compression-ignition liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine for North America.

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Kenworth T880 Adds NG Option

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Kenworth has added a natural gas option for the two versions of the T880 vocational truck.

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Ryder, C.A.T. Lead the Natural Gas Way

October 30, 2014 by Martin Smith

Miami, FL/Couteau-du-Lac, QC — Ryder System has announced that a full-service lease agreement has been signed with C.A.T. for 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) sleeper tractors.

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Natural Gas Savings Dependent on Taxes

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

OTTAWA – Conference Board of Canada releases report on LNG.

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Freightliner’s Cascadia NG Sleeper

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

The Cascadia natural gas powered tractor is now available with a 48-in. sleeper cab, and there’s a bunch of new options for all Cascadias, including daycab roof fairings and a new air dryer

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14% of Trucks Sold by 2035 Will Run On Alternative Fuel

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Worldwide sales of alternative fuel vehicles will climb to 14 percent of trucks by 2035, Navigant Research says.

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LNG order kick starts port program

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

VANCOUVER — Westport Innovations has sold 50 Kenworth LNG T800 Class 8 trucks to Southern Counties Express to meet criteria of California’s Clean Trucks Program.

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Espar Air Heater Burns NG

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New from Espar is the Airtronic NG Commercial, the first natural gas heater for trucks. Compared to previous offerings, the engine and the heating can now be supplied from just one tank.

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Trucks Affected by Recall of 25K Natural Gas Engines

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

COLUMBUS, IN – Truck manufacturers Paccar and Daimler are recalling thousands of trucks equipped with Cummins Westport Model ISL G and ISLX12 G engines because of a potential issue with the intake manifold pressure sensor.