Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Emissions Technology, Natural Gas Powers the Future of Trucking

Emissions technology - troy bohlke
When looking at the sustainability of fuel, particularly diesel fuel, one must also examine what the potential of natural gas is for the future. The trucking industry accounts for more than 70 percent of all freight that’s transported within the continental United States. That said, there are more than 4 million trucks on the road today with an estimated 5 to 7 million truckers. The average trucker is driving about 2,000 miles per week, and quite often even more than that, depending upon what their schedule looks like. Now factor in the cost of diesel fuel, which is about $3.70  per gallon, on average, nationally, and factor the cost of that when you divide 2,000 miles per week over about 10 miles per the gallon, and you have a whopping gas bill that surpasses $3,000… and that’s per week! Now all of this aside, diesel fuel is dirty and it’s not domestically derived, even if domestically refined (in some cases). Shouldn’t there be a better answer to this dilemma?

Why Natural Gas is the Answer
Truckers spend more than $50,000 per year on fuel costs alone. They are also getting clobbered by the EPA and other government entities because of the dirtiness of diesel fuel, which is one of the most harmful fossil fuels that can be burned (if you have ever seen the exhaust on a tractor trailer, then you know what I am talking about here). The fact of the matter is that there is a better solution found in domestically sustainable and attainable natural gas. But what makes natural gas better?

Newer emissions technologies, such as those that myself, Troy Bohlke, have developed in collaboration with leading scientific and engineering experts, enables trucks to be retrofitted with a new engine manifold that enables natural gas combustion with NO loss in horsepower or torque to the trucker. Previous designs hindered both horsepower and torque. The natural gas fuel costs less than $1.00 per gallon and burns 98 percent cleaner than diesel. Also, it’s harvested domestically, thus helping to break our dependence on foreign oil supplies. All told, truckers can go greener and avoid the forthcoming EPA clampdown; they can enjoy gas for 75% cheaper; and they don’t compromise horsepower or torque doing so.

Imagine telling a trucker they could be a "green" trucker and save $40,000 per year in fuel. Is there any trucker who would decline that offer?

Make sure you visit my new company to learn more about this process and its massive, amazing and unprecedented potential. The future of trucking is indeed green. It is of course more profitable, and natural gas could very well be the savior of the trucking industry as a whole.

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