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OEM Partnership Expands Natural Gas Option for Medium Duty Trucks


Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC), Clean Energy Fuels, and Green Alternative Systems (GAS) have 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: 35 GGE, 42 GGE or 52 GGE. Clean Energy will provide fleets using the chassis with fueling agreements and access to its nationwide network of fueling stations.

The new CNG MT-55 chassis will be displayed at the Freightliner Custom Chassis Booth at this year’s NTEA Work Truck Show being held March 14-17, 2017 in Indianapolis.

FCCC is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of premium vehicle chassis and distributes them through its network of more than 400 dealers throughout the nation. FCCC has partnered with GAS 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 the US. Green Alternative Systems, the largest commercial alternative fuel upfitter in North America, is dedicated to designing and installing high quality natural gas and other 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.