IdleAir has secured $7 million of growth financing and plans to add five more locations this year and 15 more in 2013, said Ethan Garber, chief executive officer.
The truck and engine manufacturer says it is hitting the “reset” button.
Interest in natural gas as a heavy-duty truck fuel remains high and the fuel will increase as diesel prices rise, said analysts at the 2012 Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference.
The national average retail diesel price rose 6.1 cents to $4.026 a gallon during the week ended Aug. 20.
There are three versions of heavy-duty natural gas engine technologies available or in development in North America.
The new OnGuard collision safety system integrates collision warnings, active braking and automatic collision mitigation braking.
Industry begins to accept expensive natural gas engines running on cheaper fuel, in spite of power and range tradeoffs.
Bridgestone officials say the company has redoubled its focus on delivering value to "the boss," its commercial customers.