Converting your trucking fleet to natural gas can lead to significant fuel cost savings. The lower cost of natural gas fuel prices remains and is expected to remain stable while the cost of diesel continues to rise, making natural gas the economical choice.

Using natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel to power your trucking fleet not only provides you with low-cost, but also provides a low-emissions solution for reducing our nation’s dependence on foreign energy sources. Making America less dependent on foreign oil is a national priority.

Another added benefit is the ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Natural gas is substantially cleaner than petroleum – reducing emissions of carbon monoxide by approximately 70%, and carbon dioxide (the principle “greenhouse gas”) by 30%. In addition, natural gas reduces Nitrous Oxides (NOx) by 80%, Sulfur Dioxide by 100% and volatile organic compound (VOCS) by 89%. With the US Environmental Protection Agency passing groundbreaking emissions regulations on engine manufacturers in 2010, and because of natural gas’ inherent advantage as a substantially cleaner fuel diesel, it is expected that natural gas engines will be more cost effective to own and operate than their diesel counterparts.

Most notably, Medium and heavy duty trucks are now available from leading manufacturers, including Kenworth, Freightliner, Peterbilt, Mack and Volvo. In fact, natural gas trucks are now moving loads up to 80,000 GVW (gross vehicle weight). And foreseeing the momentum toward greater specification of natural gas engines, these truck manufacturers are investing in additional engine development and certification to expand natural gas options.

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