There are very few things you can do on a yahoo stock board to get yourself in trouble
pretty sure that sort of post is one of them
good luck with that O.
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Nat Gas Poised for Growth
By Go By Truck News+ Updated: May 9, 2014
Speakers at the recent ACT Expo 2014 predict that long-haul trucking operations will soon begin adopting natural gas powered vehicles at a greater rate. Up to this point, most long-haul operations have only experimented with the technology in limited applications.
“The tipping point has arrived,” said Andrew Littlefair, CEO of Clean Energy Fuels, who noted that long-haul operations use approximately 25 billion gallons of fuel each year. Littlefair was part of a panel session on the realities of natural gas powered trucks that drew a standing-room only audience.
The successful roll-out of the Cummins-Westport 12L NG engine has given fleets access to natural gas vehicles from a brand they already know and trust.
“We’re hearing good reports from the field, and the trucks are being very well accepted,” said Charles Cook, vocational marketing manager for Peterbilt.
Four truckload carriers have accumulated nearly 3 million miles on Kenworth trucks with the Cummins-Westport engine. They have reported savings of 9-11 percent in fuel consumption and 1 to 2 cents per mile in maintenance costs. The fleets also stand to gain in the longer term because they won’t need to maintain diesel after-treatment systems or buy diesel emissions fluid.
The cold weather did present some issues with the new engine, but Cummins Westport was quick to step in and address the issue, said Frank Bio, director of sales development for alternative fuels at Volvo Trucks.
The acceptance of the new engine is increasing as more fleets gather more miles on the road in a variety of applications. More volume, in turn, will decrease prices allowing for more fleets to enter into the market, according to Roy Horton, powertrain marketing manager for Mack Trucks.
“I think we could hit 10 percent [of heavy-duty truck sales] in two to three years,” said Douglas.
"Watch out folks, some bad news is about to come out....
Friend in corporate in Vancouver said something is up"
tell your friend in corporate to stick to cleaning toilets the job he was hired for !!
you keep babbling away.... and the stock keeps going up
how does that make you feel ?
i love stocks like this
healthy sprited debate on both sides
which means real good chance for huge pain or huge gain ....and fast !
just love it !
Kenworth Truck Co. says its model T680 heavy-duty truck is now available for order with Cummins Westport Inc.'s ISX12 G natural gas engine, which can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The ISX12 G is an 11.9-liter natural gas engine that can be configured up to 400 hp and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is available for factory installation by Kenworth in the T680 daycab, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper and 76-inch sleeper versions.
"The new, natural-gas-powered Kenworth T680 especially appeals to truck fleets and operators interested in low cost of operation opportunities from the effective combination of the T680's fuel-saving aerodynamics and cost-efficient natural gas fuel," says Andy Douglas, Kenworth's national sales manager for specialty markets.
The ISX12 G uses a maintenance-free, three-way catalyst and does not require a diesel exhaust fluid tank, diesel particulate filter or selective catalytic reduction technology. Kenworth works with companies such as Agility Fuel Systems, Trilogy Engineered Solutions and McNeilus to provide natural gas tanks and fueling systems.
Kenworth also offers the ISX12 G in the T660 and the T800 short hood with a 116.5-inch BBC.
Wow where did you hear that ?
besides verbatim stated in the last conference call I haven't seen that anywhere !
"Weichai Westport sales after this year could move this stock an order of magnitude higher."
let me think about that for a second.....stock is 18...an order of magnitude...thats the times ten thing.....
so carry the zero.....WOW !!
Tell you what...if you are right ...dinner ...and trip on me anywhere on the planet !!
Chicken and egg
I must have missed the announcement....moron seminar in progress....
it aint a slip if pickens says it.....Warren Buffett on the other hand ....
oh darn after reading that i sold all my shares first thing in the morning
and now the stock is up !
gosh dolly !
The PepsiCo unit — which has about 22,000 U.S. vehicles and 76,000 worldwide — started with 18 CNG units a few years ago, and today about “90% of its replacement units are natural gas,” O’Connell said at a plenary session.
Chicken and the egg
The egg is up huge today.......