FCCC partnership expands natural gas option for medium-duty trucks

3/16/17

Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC), Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Green Alternative Systems partnered to provide an OEM CNG fueling system on FCCC’s CNG MT-45/55 chassis.

The chassis is used in the linen and uniform, parcel and home delivery, vending and food service, baking and snack delivery, and school bus industries. Green Alternative Systems will provide the new CNG fueling system for the chassis, which is powered by a 6.0L V8 engine with three available fuel capacities: 35GGE, 42GGE or 52GGE. Clean Energy will provide fleets using the chassis with fueling agreements and access to its nationwide network of fueling stations.

FCCC is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of premium vehicle chassis and distributes high-quality, innovative chassis through its network of more than 400 dealers throughout the nation. FCCC has partnered with G.A.S. and Clean Energy because of their experience and expertise in their respective industries.

Clean Energy’s network of over 550 public and private fueling stations ensures that fleets are powered for both short routes across town and long hauls across America. Clean Energy stations are fueling vehicles in about 37+ major airports, and its strategically located truck-friendly CNG and LNG fueling stations, the network called America’s Natural Gas Highway™, are designed to keep truck fleets fueled up and on the road. 

Green Alternative Systems (GAS), the largest commercial alternative fuel upfitter in North America, is dedicated to designing and installing the highest quality natural gas, propane, hybrid, and electric fuel systems for the transit and fleet industries. GAS offers alternative fuel systems for buses, trucks, and commercial vehicles.

In fall 2016, Ameripride / Canadian Linen, one of the largest uniform rental and linen supply companies in North America, deployed 20 trucks with this fueling system as part of its corporate sustainability program. Ameripride / Canadian Linen has committed to expanding its sustainability program by deploying additional CNG vehicles in their fleet this year.

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