Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

Director of Fleet Procurement Mike Casteel says UPS has “a lot of experience with propane autogas,” including running over 2,000 propane-powered package cars in the U.S. and Canada. iStockPhoto

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Going Beyond Electric and Natural Gas

Electric and natural gas vehicles are the most well-known alternatives to diesel, but here’s a look at other alternative fuels that may be in the running for certain truck applications.

Ryder’s Scott Perry sees an 800-pound gorilla named California at the fuel pump, which could eventually help drive up sales of natural-gas vehicles. Photo: Ryder

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Why Some Fleets Still Like Natural Gas

Some fleets opt to run on natural gas instead of diesel, a decision fueled by one or more key influences.

Fleets and natural-gas engine makers are already taking steps to address methane leakage. Photo: Frito-Lay

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Study: Cutting Methane Crucial to Future of Natural Gas Vehicles

Commercial fleets that converted from diesel to natural gas power could potentially accelerate the rate of climate change, finds one report. What is the industry doing to address the issue?

Piedmont Natural Gas utilizes compressed natural gas in its fleet of dump trucks. (Photo: Piedmont Natural Gas)

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Piedmont Natural Gas Aims for CNG Truck Conversions

Growing in use in truck fleets, compressed natural gas is a clean alternative to gasoline and diesel. One natural gas utility fleet is working to grow its use of natural gas vehicles and promote the technology.

A majority of ACE Parking's fleet shuttles run on propane autogas.The company has propane refueling stations on-site.

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Shuttle Fleet Discusses Switch from CNG to Propane

For ACE Parking in San Diego, switching from CNG to propane autogas has translated into a fuel cost savings of $12,000 per month for its 29 airport shuttles.

Is cheaper even the issue?

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Alternative Fuels in the Age of Cheap Oil

The slide in the price of diesel fuel over the past two years has complicated the decision to switch to alternative fuels for many fleets. But is cheap oil even the real issue?

Suppliers are finding ways to hold more CNG in on-board tanks, making it viable for trucks to accomplish longer highway runs. Photos: Tom Berg

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What You Should Know About Today's CNG Fuel Systems

Natural-gas-powered truck sales have leveled off since the drop in diesel prices, but fleets already using the fuel continue to buy them, especially CNG. What are some of the basics involved in the latest CNG tanks and fuel systems?

The advantages of propane autogas tanks, include the ability to get them in a number of shapes, including toroidial, which doesn't compromise cargo space. Photo: Worthington Industries

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Tank Choice Affects Alt-Fuel Efficiency

While today’s lower cost of traditional fuels may have shrunk the market for alt-fuel vehicles, they can still make economic sense for light-duty fleets. One of the often-overlooked aspects to choosing the most efficient alt-fuel system is the choice of fuel tank.

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The Role of NGVs in Climate Strategy

Producing fewer harmful emissions, natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are set to play a role with electric and fuel-cell vehicles to meet ambitious climate change goals.

LNG is trucked from the plant to fueling facilities at fleets or truckstops. The trailers are built like a Thermos bottle, with an inner and outer skin. Photo: Pivotal

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10 Things You Might Not Know About LNG

Lower diesel prices may have slowed interest in natural gas fuel, but liquefied natural gas can still be a good fit for certain applications.

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