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New video series showcases propane technologies

The Propane Education & Research Council released video interviews with U.S. equipment manufacturers highlighting their investment in developing and commercializing new propane technologies. The online video series, Clean American Innovation, goes behind-the-scenes at manufacturing facilities across the U.S. to capture footage of propane technologies in production. Companies featured in the series include Freightliner Custom Chassis

Detroit announces new medium-duty engines

Photo caption: Martin Daum (center), president and chief executive officer of Daimler Trucks of North America, announced the Detroit DD5 and DD8 medium-duty engines. Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) announced that it will offer Detroit medium-duty engines beginning in 2016. The new engines, branded the Detroit DD5 and DD8, will allow DTNA to further expand

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. announces production of propane-autogas chassis

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. announced it started full production of its propane-autogas S2G medium-duty work truck. The S2G pairs FCCC’s S2 chassis with the only factory-installed propane autogas engine and fuel system available for the medium-duty truck market. The S2G is powered by an 8-liter V8 “big block” engine—featuring a CleanFUEL USA liquid propane system—offering

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. releases customer-service app

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) has released a mobile app that connects customers with its nationwide dealer and service network, regardless of time of day or geographic location. The 24/7 Direct app from FCCC is available free of charge and provides FCCC customer service by putting the entirety of the FCCC dealer and service network

Growing popularity of propane as a light- and medium-duty fleet alternative fuel

Several developments reflect the growing popularity of propane autogas as a light- and medium-duty fleet alternative fuel. A central part of the recent Green Truck Summit’s focus on clean vehicle technologies and alternative fuel trends was propane autogas. In fleet terms, the business case for propane autogas in his company’s 30 cargo vans was explained

Propane as a light- and medium-duty fleet alternative fuel
The UPS deployment strategy, plans to add propane-powered trucks

It would be an understatement to say that UPS has been fielding alternative fuel powered package delivery vehicles for a considerable amount of time. After all, the company’s first all-electric truck went into service in New York City—in 1934. Today, UPS remains an aggressive user of alternative fuel vehicles. It currently operates more than 3,150

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Freightliner Custom Chassis delivers first S2G field-test unit

Freightliner Custom Chassis delivered the first field-test unit of its innovative, propane-autogas S2G work truck as the product enters the final phase before start of production later this year. Freightliner Custom Chassis delivered the S2G unit to representatives from Amerigas at the headquarters of project partner Powertrain Integration in Madison Heights, Mich. In addition to

UPS invests in propane for US delivery fleet

UPS announced plans to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations at UPS locations. The investment in propane vehicles and infrastructure is approximately $70 million. The propane fleet will replace gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles used largely in rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma with other states pending. Operations will

DTNA’s eco initiatives extend from the plant to the road

Daimler Trucks North America sustainability efforts extend from the plant to the road. While initiatives focused on reducing emissions and fuel consumption have been around for some time, new greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards continue to propel manufacturers to develop alternatively powered vehicles. “Our ongoing support for the environment is found in our commitment

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. debuts V-Ride Rear Suspension

As the first-ever single-axle rear suspension rated at 24,000 lbs., according to Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC), its new V-Ride offering provides luxury motor home manufacturers more options for floor plan designs and amenities, and it offers owners more towing capacity and flexibility. The V-Ride rear suspension system will be available as an option on the

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. debuts V-Ride Rear Suspension