Trends’ Panel Cites Nat Gas Transitional Concerns
ARLINGTON, Va. — Future trends present risks for the trucking industry as it contemplates a transition toward more natural gas use, but there are also risks if the transition is not accelerated, said a trio of experts who spoke at American Trucking Associations’ Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking.
ATA Chairman Michael Card, president of Combined Transport Inc., said at the beginning of the summit: “We are truly at the cusp of a potential revolutionary change in the trucking industry” as it moves toward more use of natural gas as a transport fuel.
Truckers Told Nat Gas Growth Depends on Related Changes
ARLINGTON, Va. — The emergence of natural gas as a viable fuel for trucking is dependent on progress in overcoming infrastructure hurdles such as a dependable fuel supply network, a new generation of engines and driver acceptance, industry experts said last week.
Nat Gas Pricing, Performance Key Issues for Fleets
ARLINGTON, Va. — Some of the nation’s leading trucking executives at American Trucking Associations’ Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking said that with natural gas priced as much as $2 per gallon cheaper than diesel fuel, it can’t be ignored as an alternative fuel.
Switching to Nat Gas Brings Maintenance Challenges
ARLINGTON, Va. — Trucking companies that move to natural gas use in their fleets will have to choose engine and fuel types, modify their maintenance shops and possibly install new types of equipment, all of which will involve higher spending, executives at American Trucking Associations’ Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking said.