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McNeilus Provides CNG System for Chicago Transport Company


McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company, has engineered and installed a custom NGEN CNG system for over-the-road trucks owned by Gold Standard Transportation in Chicago, Illinois. The project included the addition of behind-the-cab vertical tanks that increased fuel capacity and traveling distance between fuel stops.

“McNeilus has installed complete CNG systems on four of my trucks, and also provided a custom installation to add 19 DGE capacity on two others,” said Gino Fortuna, president of Gold Standard Transportation. “I believe CNG is the future—primarily due to reduced fuel costs, cleaner running engines and extended longevity.”

The Gold Standard vertical tank installations were completed at McNeilus’ Chicago branch where certified technicians added 20 percent more fuel capacity for vehicles traveling to and from St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland and other locations in the Midwest. By integrating vertically mounted fuel tanks, the tractor-trailers are able to maintain the required swing clearance needed for operation.

“We engineered a custom solution to meet the unique requirements of Gold Standard Transportation – that’s an important component of our NGEN CNG systems initiatives,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the commercial business segment.

McNeilus now has more than 5,000 NGEN CNG vehicles on the road across the U.S. McNeilus engineers a variety of mounting options and fuel capacities to meet customer needs, with new configurations constantly in development. NGEN CNG systems are installed on heavy-duty vehicles through the company’s national network of installation centers.