CNG dump truck on display today
Refuel Colorado Fleets is hosting a display of a new CNG-powered Freightliner tandem dump truck from noon to 3 p.m. today at the Shell West Mart in West Glenwood.
The free drop-by event will give drivers, mechanics and fleet owners a chance to kick the tires, look under the hood and take the truck for a test drive, said Matt Shmigelsky, energy coach with Refuel Colorado Fleets.
The Refuel program is working to build market demand for compressed natural gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel. The 14-county Refuel program is managed by CLEER: Clean Energy Economy for the Region.
“Anyone with a dump truck in their fleet will want to see this truck. The 12-liter Cummins Westport engine is a game-changer for CNG,” Shmigelsky said. “This engine produces 400-plus horsepower, delivers 1,450-pound-feet of torque, and the truck can haul loads of up to 80,000 pounds.”
The Freightliner is from Trans West Truck and Trailer of Brighton and Grand Junction.
Shell West Mart will be the location for a new public fast-fill CNG fueling island to be installed by Trillium CNG. It is expected to open late summer or fall, expanding the availability of CNG fueling along Interstate 70 in Colorado.
The station will be funded in part by grants from the Colorado Energy Office, Garfield County and the city of Glenwood Springs.
Fleet operators who want to learn more about the Freightliner dump truck and the advantages of CNG for medium- and heavy-duty trucks can also contact Shmigelsky at 970-704-9200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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