natural gas

LNG sold as diesel-gallon equivalent? Weight, measures council pushing for it

A committee for the National Council on Weights and Measures has recommended that liquified natural gas be sold in terms of a diesel gallon equivalent rather than in units of mass, as it is now.

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Cummins natural gas engine recall affects some Peterbilt, Kenworth, Freightliner trucks

As part of the 25,000-engine recall issued last month Cummins and Cummins-Westport earlier this month, more than 2,000 2014-2015 Kenworth and Peterbilt model trucks have been recalled, along with more than 3,200 2008-2015 Freightliner, Sterling and Thomas Built model trucks and buses.

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ISX12 to join offerings in Cummins, Eaton powertrain partnership

The Cummins ISX12 will soon be available in the SmartAdvantage powertrain partnership between Cummins and Eaton, the two companies announced this week at the American Trucking Associations' annual Technology & Maintenance Council.

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25,000 Cummins Westport natural gas engines recalled for issue that could cause exhaust temp increase

Certain Cummins Westport engine models ISL G and ISX12 G are being recalled by Cummins Inc. and its joint venture Cummins Westport for a potential defect that could raise exhaust temperatures and possibly shoot flames out of the exhaust pipe, causing fire risk.

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Obama orders tightened fuel efficiency, emissions standards for post-2018 trucks

President Obama will order the EPA and the DOT to produce a rule by March 2015 to once again tighten fuel efficiency standards and greenhouse gas emissions standards, calling for technological innovation and alt fuels to help lead the way.

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Trio of House bills aimed at increasing use of natural gas in long-haul trucking

Two members of the House have introduced pieces of legislation to increase natural gas use in long-haul trucking by finding and eliminating barriers preventing the fuel from catching on and establishing corridors for nationwide truck lanes.

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Natural gas 101: What owner-operators need to know

Truck makers feel that heavy-duty natural gas trucks eventually could make up 15 to 20 percent of the Class 8 market in the United States, Here’s a primer to get you ready.

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Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

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Natural gas-powered Cascadia available with 48-in. sleeper

The natural gas-powered Freightliner Casacadia will soon be available with a 48-inch sleeper, with the option of CNG or LNG tanks, the truck maker announced this week.

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Getting 140,000 pounds up a mountain on natural gas: Done and done

Equipment Editor Jack Roberts took a natural gas powered Pete for an a-typical test drive in Vancouver, where the truck was responsible for lugging 140,000-pound flatbed doubles – a “bi-train,” as the Canadians call it – into the Cascade Mountains.

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