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Giant Eagle intends to buy new Volvo CNG trucks

Energy Inc -- A partnership between Giant Eagle and Volvo has birthed a new, giant baby — the world’s first Volvo truck with a 12-liter Cummins compressed natural gas engine.

That’s according to Chris Gossler, regional vice president – Northeast for Volvo Trucks North America.

Brandon Borgna, spokesman for Volvo trucks in North America, says there were other companies for whom the idea of putting a CNG engine in a heavy duty truck also made sense and that’s why the truck manufacturer started churning out these vehicles last year.

Volvo first started making a truck with an 8.9-liter CNG engine, also from Cummins, last year, and Giant Eagle was the first recipient of that vehicle.

Now, Giant Eagle intends to order 40 of the bigger trucks as soon as Volvo starts mass producing them, according to Dave S


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sciotosix
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 7:53:52 AM

Now make natural gas cars affordable.
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TxMtb
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 7:09:49 AM

Mass transportation is a good target for CNG, hopefully this will catch on with them more and more.
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ectolle
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 3:02:52 AM

Ruan Transport hauls milk from the Fair Oaks diary with CNG powered Kenworths. They are easy to identify with big square tanks and a box on the back for CNG. I've driven CNg trucks and they are ok but totally nutless compared to a diesel with half the horsepower and worse economy. I guess with the cheap price of CNG it makes sense.
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sillywagon
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 7:22:54 PM

May the trucks, Volvo, and Giant Eagle live long and prosper.

[Edited by: sillywagon at 10/20/2012 8:23:27 PM EST]
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batloverNM
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 9:36:54 AM

Good. They use USA produced CNG not imported oil.
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gbs1
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 8:51:01 AM

CNG is a winner for the transportation industry, we need refuelling stations across the country
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merlinCO
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It is the only way big trucks will meet the EPA mandate on pollutants.
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brbaritone
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 7:11:54 AM

Great! Every new initiative helps. They can probably fill their nat-gas tanks right at their terminal.
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Piper0072
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 6:31:38 AM

Hope this works out for Giant Eagle. I wonder though what the range of these trucks is before needing "fill ups". Certainly won't work for long distance truckers 'til they get more refueling stations along the interstates.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 6:24:55 AM

okay. good luck
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REBELFAN39
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 6:01:38 AM

We have 4 new Volvo's at work, can't keep them out of the shop!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 5:53:02 AM

nice and wish them luck!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 5:28:20 AM

will be interesting to watch this story unfold.....
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:40:12 AM

Interesting. Hope it works out for all parties.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:36:47 AM

Good job, Volvo!
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Geeze, no government funding? What happened?
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good luck!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:28:58 AM

Hope it works for them...
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UseLessGasFolks
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:25:18 AM


Can't they make it a hybrid also? We need to focus on conserving as much of any fuel we use. Why waste it if you don't have to?
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:24:57 AM

Hope this works for Gian Eagle and CNG doesn't increase in price the way crude oil has.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:21:55 AM

Imagine the range if we could liquify the natural gas.
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yankeeriffraff
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:20:54 AM

good heavens - 12 liters?
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Hope it keeps the price down.
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Actually it is safer than gasoline
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:14:53 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:12:58 AM

Manufacturers Pleeeease lay off the Compressed gases. Natural gas is fine but need to use Liquid not compressed. The CNG is toooo dangerous to have a large # of vehicles using. Use LNG if possible instead.
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ok
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:11:14 AM

Well, well... lets see how this merger works out!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:11:13 AM

CNG/LPG and other gas options are the Alt-fuel way to go!
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:09:17 AM

hmm...
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GOOD LUCK
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:05:34 AM

good move - now more need to move in this direction.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 4:04:13 AM

wish them luck
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CNG contract is NEEDed
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Keep our fingers crossed!
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The best option for some users.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:50:45 AM

That was interesting.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:44:52 AM

put more vehicle on the road with CNG, then will the price of diesel come down?
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:44:25 AM

ok
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Is that right?
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:43:00 AM

And?
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Let hope its successful for both of them
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:37:15 AM

...it ain't real until it happens...

[Edited by: Pozole at 10/20/2012 4:37:40 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:35:03 AM

Article yesterday said your car can be converted to CNG for 5to 6k
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dont run low. no infrastructure
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:29:54 AM

I hope it is successful for Giant Eagle.
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Good luck with that
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nice
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Lack of infrastructure helped kill propane powered cars. Get it right of concentrate on hydrogen power.
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2012 3:14:07 AM

k
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