McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing Inc. has engineered and installed long-range compressed natural gas tanks for a trucking company in Chicago.
Fuel capacity for class 8 trucks at Gold Standard Transportation increased 20 percent after McNeilus installed its vertical CNG tanks.
“McNeilus has installed complete CNG systems on four of my trucks, and also provided a custom installation to add 19 DGE capacity on two others,” Gino Fortuna, president of Gold Standard Transportation, says in a McNeilus press release.
“The additional capacity eliminated the need for these trucks to require a fuel stop. We’ve been running CNG since the Cummins 11.8-liter engine was introduced. I believe CNG is the future, primarily due to reduced fuel costs, cleaner running engines and extended longevity.”
By integrating vertically mounted fuel tanks behind the cab, Gold Standards’ tractor-trailers are able to maintain the required swing clearance needed for operation as they travel to and from St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland and other Midwest locations. The tanks were installed at McNeilus’ Chicago branch.
McNeilus, a subsidiary of Oshkosh Corporation, has installed 5,000 Next Generation Initiatives (NGEN) CNG systems in heavy duty trucks through its installation centers across the country. The company offers a variety of mounting options and fuel capacities with new configurations constantly in development.
“We engineered a custom solution to meet the unique requirements of Gold Standard Transportation. That’s an important component of our NGEN CNG systems initiatives,” says Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the commercial business segment.
“Our NGEN CNG team works with customers big and small, and in a wide range of industries, to design, install and maintain CNG fleets. McNeilus responds with solutions that address each customer’s unique challenges, never relying on cookie-cutter installations.”