Huron Automatic Screw Company Applauds UPS Inc. for Natural Gas Conversion Efforts

A leading national transport company has made the decision to convert part of their fleet to natural gas to support sustainable energy use efforts. The heavy-duty trucking industry is continuing to evolve to embrace alternative fuel options. As we move into 2016, more and more companies are considering natural gas as a positive alternative fuel option. Recently, the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) reported that UPS Inc. is the latest company to adopt natural gas power in its fleets across the southern United States. The conversion is expected to save nearly 15 million diesel gallons of fuel by replacing it with renewable natural gas. The conversion is a big step for UPS Inc. and represents a significant shift in the industry. In fact, UPS has announced a goal to drive 1 billion miles on alternative fuels by the end of 2017. Leading the industry in size, the company is setting a strong precedent for other transport companies to follow. The Benefits of Natural Gas Conversions Renewable natural gas is an ideal substitute for diesel fuel because it is derived from may renewable resources such as organic waste from landfills, wastewater treatment centers, and agricultural waste. It is an innovative step [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:24:51-04:00January 26th, 2016|Huron Automatic Screw Company|Comments Off on Huron Automatic Screw Company Applauds UPS Inc. for Natural Gas Conversion Efforts

The Benefits and Costs of Natural Gas Conversions within the Trucking Industry

Heavy-duty and medium-duty trucking companies may stand to benefit from conversion to natural gas and can ease the transition by sourcing reliable suppliers and qualified service retrofitters. Positive changes are happening within the Trucking Industry to implement more efficient and environmentally friendly fuel options. As the country works to decrease its dependence on foreign oil and looks for more eco-friendly alternatives to gasoline and diesel fuel, many companies are considering the switch to natural gas. There are many benefits and costs associated with this transition which must be considered to determine if natural gas is a viable option for different businesses.   Pro: Natural Gas Reduces Oil Dependence and Carbon Emissions Natural gas is known for producing up to 25% less carbon pollution than oil in transportation applications. This makes it the cleanest fossil fuel available and is more readily available in the United States. According to one report from the Center for American Progress, natural gas could potentially meet more than one third of the fuel needs of the heavy and medium-duty trucking industry by 2035. This would represent a savings of nearly 1.2 million barrels of oil per day. Natural Gas May Require Vehicle Conversions In order to [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:25:38-04:00September 29th, 2015|Huron Automatic Screw Company|Comments Off on The Benefits and Costs of Natural Gas Conversions within the Trucking Industry
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