Agility Fuel Systems, designer and producer of natural gas fuel storage and delivery systems for heavy duty trucks and buses, has received an order from UPS for 445 of its new 160 DGE Behind-the-Cab CNG fuel systems for delivery in 2015. UPS has led the industry in the adoption of natural gas in heavy duty on-road trucking and with this new order, will be operating almost 1,600 heavy duty trucks equipped with CNG or LNG fuel systems supplied by Agility.
These trucks, once fully deployed, are projected to run more than 230 million miles annually and with Agility’s comprehensive field support, are expected to achieve up-time results that are comparable to diesel trucks.
Agility has worked closely with UPS to develop and engineer custom specifications for their applications and has provided installation, training and in-servicing support to enable successful deployment and rapid expansion of natural gas in their heavy duty truck fleet.
Agility has also supported the UPS natural gas rollout with its portable fueling solution, enabling new LNG trucks to be fueled at the production plant where they are built and quickly placed into service.
“As an early adopter, UPS has been a role model for trucking fleets introducing natural gas into their operations. We are proud to have worked with UPS over the last several years to support their natural gas rollout. Today’s announcement is further validation of our technological leadership, innovative and space saving fuel system designs, reliability and industry-leading field support,” said Barry Engle, Chief Executive Officer of Agility Fuel Systems.
Agility Fuel Systems, an NGV Global corporate sponsor, is a leader in the development of safe, reliable and cost effective natural gas systems for heavy trucks and buses.
(Source: Agility Fuel Systems)