NG Truck Market Being Driven by Economics

Though natural gas is not projected to replace diesel as the primary fuel for every type of commercial truck, its economics are becoming extremely favorable in several key segments, which should spark wider adoption of more NG-powered models in the near future.

“We’re finding that natural gas has a certain place when it comes to heavy truck operations,” Ryan Carmichael, a transportation analysts with global consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, told Fleet Owner.

“We’re finding it’s a particularly good fit for regional fleets, port freight facilities, and especially refuse operations,” he explained. “The price advantage of natural gas versus diesel in these specific segments is what will be the storyline here.”

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