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Indian River Transport Adds Freightliner Natural Gas Trucks to Fleet

Indian River Transport Co. has added five Freightliner Cascadia® 113 compressed natural gas (CNG) day cabs to its fleet. The new trucks are the first alternative fuel vehicles in the 600-tractor fleet. Based in Winter Haven, Fla., Indian River Transport is one of the largest food grade tank carriers in the United States. The new […]

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Natural Gas-Powered Mack® Pinnacle™ Models Now Equipped with Eaton UltraShift PLUS and Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™

Responding to customer demand, Mack Trucks now offers natural gas-powered versions of its Mack® Pinnacle™ models with the Eaton UltraShift PLUS transmission and Bendix® Wingman® Advanced™ collision mitigation technology. “Our customers told us they wanted the option of an automated transmission, as well as the benefits of Wingman Advanced safety technology in the natural gas […]

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Paper Transport Unveils First Full-Production Kenworth T680 with Natural Gas Engine

Paper Transport recently unveiled the latest in its continuing move toward a more green fleet – the first full-production Kenworth T680 equipped with a natural gas engine. “We continue our move toward a more environmentally conscious fleet operation by replacing our diesel-fueled trucks with Kenworth’s most aerodynamic model powered by compressed natural gas (CNG),” said […]

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Kenworth T880 Adds Natural Gas Option

Kenworth Truck Company is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the company’s flagship vocational truck. The Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400-hp natural gas engine with 1,450 lb-ft of torque. The ISX12 G is available with manual, […]

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Kenworth T680 Now Available For Order with Natural Gas Powered Engine

Kenworth Truck Company announced today that its industry-leading, fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 is now available for order with a natural gas powered engine. The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper and 76-inch sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 hp and […]

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Peterbilt Pairs UltraShift Plus Transmissions, ISX12 G Engines with Range of Natural Gas Vehicles

Peterbilt Motors Company announced a new powertrain option for several of its natural gas vehicles – including the new on-highway Model 579 and vocational Model 567 – that provides customers with an automated transmission and 100 percent natural gas engine that can be powered by either CNG or LNG. The Eaton UltraShift PLUS and Cummins […]

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LNG Tanks Now Available as a Factory-Installed Option for Freightliner Cascadia Natural Gas Trucks

Freightliner Trucks now offers factory-installed liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tanks for the Cascadia® 113. This product offering joins the LNG and CNG offerings in the 114SD and the M2 112, which have been available as a factory installed option since 2009.  A selection of Freightliner’s alternative fuel products will be featured at booth #1405 […]

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New Natural Gas Models 579, 567 to be Featured in Peterbilt’s ACT Expo Exhibit

The newest additions to Peterbilt’s extensive lineup of natural gas powered commercial vehicles – the aerodynamic, on-highway Model 579 and the all-purpose vocational Model 567 – will be on display in the company’s exhibit during the ACT (Alternative Clean Transportation) Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif., May 5-8. Peterbilt announced […]

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Volvo Trucks to Showcase Natural Gas and DME-powered Trucks at ACT Expo 2014

Volvo Trucks will showcase a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered Volvo VNL daycab and a prototype dimethyl ether (DME)-powered VNL daycab in booth No. 1633 at next week’s Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, North America’s largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology conference. The CNG and DME-powered vehicles are a sampling of Volvo Trucks’ “Blue Power” […]

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New Kenworth T680 Natural Gas Truck Leads Kenworth Lineup for ACT Expo 2014

Kenworth Truck Company will exhibit four natural gas trucks in its booth (No. 1157) during the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo May 5-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. The ACT Expo is called North America’s largest clean fleet show representing all weight classes and alternative fuels. Leading the way is […]

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Freightliner has Started Production of Cascadia Natural Gas Sleepers

Freightliner Trucks has started production of additional features for the Freightliner Cascadia® natural gas-powered tractor. The Meritor WABCO OnGuard™ Collision Safety System is now available on Cascadia natural gas-powered tractors spec’d with a manual transmission.  The Cascadia natural gas tractor is now also available with a 48-inch sleeper cab, and factory-installed compressed natural gas (CNG) […]

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A new Freightliner Cascadia 113 day cab leaves a natural gas fueling station in Rock Hill, S.C. after taking on its first fill-up of compressed natural gas (CNG). Con-way Freight, one of the nation's leading commercial trucking firms, took delivery of the unit recently and is putting it into service in the Texas market. Featuring the Cummins Westport ISX 12 G natural gas-powered engine, it's Freightliner's first Cascadia 113 day cab with factory installed tanks to go into service.

Con-way Freight Expands Freightliner Natural Gas-Powered Tractors in its Fleet

Con-way Freight (NYSE:CNW), one of the top transportation providers in the country, has added Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors to its fleet. Freightliner began production of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors in August 2013, and these Con-way Freight units are the first Cascadia day cabs with factory-installed compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks […]

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