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May 2014, TruckingInfo.com - WebXclusive

Upgrading Refuse Fleets to CNG: Three Considerations Beyond Economics

Photo courtesy of McNeilus.

By Annalloyd Thomason, Natural Gas Vehicle Institute

Refuse fleets are one of the fastest growing markets for compressed natural gas, primarily because of the significant fuel cost savings that can be realized. The Natural Gas Vehicle Institute offers these key factors refuse fleets need to examine when considering upgrading to CNG.

Tags: Driver Training, Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, Technician Training, CNG, Refuse Fleets, NGVi

March 2013, Government Fleet - Feature

CNG Use Expands Among Government Agencies

The City crew stands next to a new solid waste CNG vehicle with Tampa’s Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

By Greg Basich & Thi Dao

The high cost of gasoline and diesel and a desire to reduce vehicle emissions have led many government agencies to purchase vehicles that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). From fleets just starting their investment in the alternative fuel to long-time users looking to expand their CNG fleet, these agencies explain how and why natural gas works for them.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Alternative Fuels, CNG Fueling Stations, City of Tampa

March 2013, Government Fleet - Feature

A Hydrogen-Fueled Future? UCLA's Hydrogen Vehicle Testing

By testing the Toyota FCHV-adv fuel-cell cars, UCLA helps boost awareness for the technology.

By Thi Dao

In having staff test hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in commuting applications and planning the installation of a publicly available fueling station, the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is helping in the development of an emerging alternative-fuel vehicle.

Tags: Toyota, Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles, Alternative Fuels

June 2012, Government Fleet - Feature

Fleet Project Management: Constructing a Fueling Facility

Analyze whether an above-ground or underground storage tank is best. Pictured is an OPW FlexWorks Loop System underground fuel delivery system.

By Steve Riley

From location, to environmental considerations, to the type of fuel to dispense, this article addresses key considerations fleet mangers must take into account when planning the construction of a fueling facility.

Tags: Fuel Management, Alternative Fuels, Fueling Facility

June 2010, Government Fleet - Feature

Bright Ideas: Fuel Management

By Staff

Applying basic best practices such as right-sizing and idling reduction are effective approaches to trimming fuel costs. Using a web-based data management system, purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles, and relocating a key fueling station are other ways to reduce fuel consumption and man-hours.

Tags: Fueling Station, Bright Ideas, Fuel Management, Alternative Fuels

July 2008, Work Truck - Feature

Industry Groups Address Expanding Biodiesel Use

By Richard Nelson

Government mandates to increase renewable fuels production have prompted a growing use of biodiesel. Industry groups are setting standards for quality and monitoring the fuel’s production, transport, and storage.

Tags: Green, Biodiesel, ASTM, National Biodiesel Board, Alternative Fuels, Biofuels

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