The company announced its WheelTime dealers had a record order month for the APG V5000 Dual Fuel Turbocharged® Natural Gas Systems and that the market has expanded to new regions. “We are pleased to see the WheelTime Network open up in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma where there has been strong state support for the expansion of NGVs. The diversity of end markets and the wide range of model years being converted continue to demonstrate the universal application of our technology,” said Lyle Jensen, CEO of American Power Group Corporation.
Clarke Power Services, Inc., member of WheelTime, received a follow-on order for 20 APG Dual Fuel Gliders™ from a food-grade bulk hauling customer who had initially purchased 10 units in March for evaluation purposes. Fuel savings and the glider’s lighter weight were the key economic drivers for what is now APG’s largest dual fuel fleet on the road at 30 Class 8 trucks. Additionally, they booked an evaluation order for conversion of two Class 8 trucks for one of the top 20 For-Hire Carriers in the U.S.
Moreover, United Engines LLC is working in collaboration with APG who received an initial evaluation order for nine APG dual fuel systems from a high-profile, family owned food service customer located in Oklahoma. This new anchor customer will help open up a region offering some of the lowest natural gas prices in the country. APG will coordinate all aspects of this approximate $290,000 conversion order with United Engines. The conversion of five trucks is expected to be completed during the June quarter and provide systems for four new Freightliner APG Dual Fuel Gliders™ during the fourth quarter.
In addition, Penn Commercial Vehicle Solutions has booked an initial evaluation order for five APG dual fuel systems with a large regional textile services company in Pennsylvania, and will target conversion of 2007-2009 model year trucks in their fleet. Finally, Interstate Power Systems has received a follow-on order for four APG Dual Fuel Gliders™ from a Freightliner dealer who purchased its initial dual fuel glider in April. The dealer specializes in glider kits and is primarily focused on heavy-duty Class 8 trucks servicing the oil & gas exploration and production industry which reportedly has 190,000 heavy-duty trucks operating on a daily basis in North America.
Source: American Power Group Corporation