ACT Research Co., LLC, has released on-line fuel payback calculators that can help companies make the best fuel choices for their applications. The calculators, which are available at no charge on ACT’s website, allow fleets to easily calculate the diesel gallon equivalent of CNG or LNG at the pump as the commodity cost of natural gas changes.
"We believe that the adoption of natural gas fuel for heavy duty trucks will ultimately put real pressure on freight rates as the use of lower cost natural gas fuel can offer significant cost reductions," said Ken Vieth, Sr. Partner and General Manager of ACT Research. "As decision-makers look at how to get to the lowest total cost, they may decide to investigate buying trucks that are fueled by natural gas. These fuel payback calculators are easy to use, and they can quickly tell you the price at the pump for a multitude of different scenarios, comparing diesel to natural gas for a spark, an HPDI, or a DNG dual fuel engine," Vieth added.
ACT Research has published several white papers on the future of natural gas in heavy duty trucking, with a closer look at what information is needed to make informed decisions. Topics include:
• The future of NG in heavy duty trucks
• Fuel systems and fuel choices
• Maintenance shop considerations
• A private fleet case study about the start-to-finish transition to a natural gas fueled fleet.
ACT is the leading publisher of new and used commercial vehicle (CV) industry data, market analysis and forecasting services for the North American market, as well as the U.S. tractor-trailer market and the China CV market. For more information on ACT, please visit www.actresearch.net.