Carriers like Ryder System Inc. are buying long-haul trucks that run on natural gas, around $1.50 a gallon cheaper than diesel.
Using natural gas could cut fuel costs by more than $20,000 for a truck traveling a typical long-haul distance of 100,000 miles a year
This could make a huge difference for independent truckers. That $20,000 is money in their pockets. I sometimes listen to Road Dog Trucking on Sirius. Their talk shows often discuss in-depth the various ways to increase mileage. Even one extra mile per gallon can make the difference between profit and loss. Saving $1.50 per gallon would be gigantic for them. For this to happen, we need natural gas fueling stations near all the interstates at truck stops.
Dillon Transport, a long haul trucking company, is also using LNG trucks.
A new liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling station built, owned and operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened in Seville, Ohio to support the expanding fleet of LNG trucks deployed by major contract freight carrier Dillon Transport serving Owens Corning. Also available 24/7 for public access, the station is located… on property owned by Pilot Flying J Truck Travel Centers.