i probably should know this
a question?? If a company stock goes up 10,000 % and i make a billion dollars
whats the best way to avoid paying too much taxes ?
trucks fell 4% y/y, but buses rose 156%
a signicant percentage of all new buses are cng...this has to be good,,,,,,,,
Commercial Vehicle Demand Up in September
New trucksMedium and heavy duty classes 5-8 orders were at healthy levels again in September.
Total net orders for Class 8 were 24,842 units, up 31% year over year.
Classes 5-7 net orders, at 19,486, rose to their third strongest level since early 2008. “The past couple of weeks have seen volatility in equity markets, but key economic and freight data points relating to commercial vehicle demand continue to trend positive,” said Kenny Vieth, ACT’s President and Senior Analyst.
Speaking to the strength in Class 8 order activity, Vieth noted, “Through year-to-date September, net orders have been booked at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 349,000 units, a rate above the 328k orders booked in the past 12 months.”
Concerning Classes 5-7 net orders, Vieth said that compared to a year ago, net orders were up 15%. “Within this segment of the market, trucks fell 4% y/y, but buses rose 156% and RVs rose 31% year over year,” he said. “With housing activity generally trending sideways in recent months, so too have medium duty truck orders and backlogs.”
Source: ACT Research
TORONTO, Ont. — Usually, telling a good story involves weaving words into pictures, but at the Natural Gas Vehicles Canada conference, some of the most compelling tales were told by the numbers.
Two fleets were called upon to present in the NGV industry track—Groupe Robert Inc. and Sutco Contracting Ltd.—and both used their fleet data to tell the story of why they’re both committed to natural gas solutions.
Yves Maurais, Group Robert’s engineering manager laid out the case succinctly. The company has 125 LNG trucks (115 Peterbilt 386 sleeper cabs, 7 Kenworth T800 day cabs, 1 Volvo VNL630 sleeper cab and 1 Volvo VNL670 sleeper cab). All are powered by the 15L Westport GX running about 5-10% diesel, except the VNL670 which is a 50/50 hybrid. That portion of the company’s fleet puts on 1,000,000 miles per month, and for those miles, the company burns over 700,000 litres of diesel equivalent every month. The average fuel consumption for those trucks is 6.5 mpg (Imperial) or 43.5L/100km. The LNGs produce 25% fewer greenhouse gases than diesels. The current ratio of diesel to LNG is 9.86%.
Currently the company has well over 300 drivers trained to use the trucks, “because most of these trucks do double, even triple duty. We’re trying to put as many miles on them as we can.” Group Robert also has 43 technicians stationed in 14 service centres trained to work on the trucks.
Having presented at the same conference last year, Maurais was asked a question about how the maintenance costs compare between the LNGs and their diesel counterparts, so this year he was determined to come armed with an answer.
“I took our first delivery of trucks, those Peterbilts with the GX. In 2012, we received 30 of them.I matched them up with 15 Volvo diesel trucks we received at the roughly same time, which was towards the end of 2011,” said Maurais.
" lock of trust in this rigged stock and management"
teach you are one of the millions...with there own thoughts...and i use the term "thoughts" loosely
but explain to me again who is doing the rigging? and how this makes "them" money
is pickens the largest shareholder "in" on this or is he just another patsy like the rest of us?....you df
Yeah it's old...but I keep seeing headlines about 100s of cng buses being ordered for one indian city or another....but I can't figure out of Westport technology is at all being used
Tata (the company with the best name ever) is the largest bus maker in India
My impression of India....is a lot of over stuffed buses....lol
How we doing with this ?
News October 21, 2014 9:09PM
Natural gas fleets tout fuel savings, call for return of 15L engine
by James Menzies
TORONTO, Ont. — Fleets attending the Natural Gas Vehicles Canada conference here today expressed dismay over the lack of a 15-litre natural gas engine, but also optimism that currently available product can provide savings worth pursuing in the right applications.
Fleets who’ve experienced the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine indicated it is performing well and delivering substantial fuel savings, but it is limited to 80,000 lbs GVWR, which for many applications is inadequate.
Mauro Fantin, national transportation manager with Labatt Breweries of Canada, said the beer company has tested the viability of LNG transport using Robert Transport’s Peterbilt trucks with the now discontinued 15-litre Westport engine. Labatt saved $3,000 in fuel costs over the 30-day trial but without the ability to purchase a 15-litre natural gas engine to handle heavily-loaded quad-axle trailers, Labatt found natural gas to be impractical for its Ontario and Quebec routes. Fantin said Labatt has a handful of trucks that haul no more than 80,000 lbs but those trucks don’t run the mileage needed to justify the investment in natural gas.
However, Labatt is on a quest to reduce its emissions and hasn’t yet given up on natural gas; Fantin said the company is exploring some dual fuel options.
The potato chips hauled by Frito-Lay weigh much less than beer, however national fleet manager Danny Vettoretti came to a similar conclusion about natural gas, since many of the company’s routes (40% in Western Canada and Quebec and 25% in Ontario) are done via long combination vehicle (LCV) requiring, by law, at least 425 hp. (The ISX12 G caps out at 400 hp).
The $2 million station was paid for by Clean Energy, a Newport Beach, California-based company. Clean Energy was awarded the contract in September 2013 to build and operate the CNG station, and will pay the town $1,000 a month plus royalties on the sale of fuel, which regional manager Michael Cecere said was currently about $2.50 a gallon.
The contract with Clean Energy could bring the town about $50,000 a year, town officials said.
"This is a win-win," said town Councilman Steven Flotteron. "We're cleaning the environment, and we're saving taxpayers' money."
"This is not going to cost the Town of Islip anything," added Councilman John Cochrane.
Croci touted the environmental and cost-saving benefits of the new CNG station.
"It takes the diesel trucks off the road, and it saves the environment from all of the diesel emissions and the pollution," Croci said. "But also, they're quieter vehicles, so when those residential [garbage] contractors come down the street in the trucks in the morning, now we're putting not only cleaner but quieter vehicles in our neighborhoods."
Croci also noted the natural gas supply is "abundant" in New York and the United States, helping to reduce dependence on foreign oil.
"There's a financial gain in protecting the environment," he said.
Islip to open first compressed natural gas station by the new year Newsday Clean Energy was awarded the contract in September 2013 to build and operate the CNG station, and will pay the town $1,000 a month plus royalties on the sale of fuel, which regional manager Michael Cecere said was currently about $2.50 a gallon.
Islip to open first compressed natural gas station by the new year
Updated October 21, 2014 4:26 PM
By SOPHIA CHANG sophia.chang@newsday
Islip Town's first municipal compressed natural gas station will open by the new year, officials said Tuesday.
The new station will sit on 2 acres inside the town's MacArthur Waste-to-Energy Facility at 4001 Veterans' Memorial Hwy. in Ronkonkoma. Town Supervisor Tom Croci said at a groundbreaking ceremony that the station will be open Jan. 1 to serve the public as well as the 50 trucks in...
Just for fun they should post daily and year to date gallons delivered with real time updates