Mar 13 – Recent Trucking News-Ride Alongs And Natural Gas As Fuel

The stories today are a wide range of topics

n Texas state troopers routinely shadow behind a big rig to watch for oncoming speeders and have been doing that for years, using the truck as a rolling visual blind of sorts. This new method in Washington may help get some of the people to pay attention on how close they get to our bumpers when passing and retaking the lane. I have had some close calls and I get a bit miffed about it sometimes, but maybe if the word gets out then folks will try to not use our safety space as an excuse to cut in traffic so closely.
Members of the Washington State Patrol will be riding shotgun in big rigs, looking to crack down on aggressive drivers as part of an enforcement program called Ticketing Aggressive Cars and Trucks (TACT). The enforcement period runs March 11-15 on interstates and state routes in King County.

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I am seeing a lot of truck stops outfitting with natural gas pumping stations. They are being built right now. It takes up parking spaces from already crowded truck stops and it sucks, but this is what is being done now.

Fleets report on CNG/LNG experienceNASHVILLE, TN. Several trucking operations with extensive experience operating natural-gas vehicles (NGVs) related why they run engines fueled by CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas) and what advantages these powerplants are delivering…

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Is the country ready to embrace liquefied natural gas in trucks? CNN##Q##s Tory Dunnan explores the issue.


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