A leading national transport company has made the decision to convert part of their fleet to natural gas to support sustainable energy use efforts.

The heavy-duty trucking industry is continuing to evolve to embrace alternative fuel options. As we move into 2016, more and more companies are considering natural gas as a positive alternative fuel option. Recently, the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA) reported that UPS Inc. is the latest company to adopt natural gas power in its fleets across the southern United States. The conversion is expected to save nearly 15 million diesel gallons of fuel by replacing it with renewable natural gas.

The conversion is a big step for UPS Inc. and represents a significant shift in the industry. In fact, UPS has announced a goal to drive 1 billion miles on alternative fuels by the end of 2017. Leading the industry in size, the company is setting a strong precedent for other transport companies to follow.

The Benefits of Natural Gas Conversions

Renewable natural gas is an ideal substitute for diesel fuel because it is derived from may renewable resources such as organic waste from landfills, wastewater treatment centers, and agricultural waste. It is an innovative step in reducing dependence on fossil fuels and environmentally harmful fuels.

At Huron Automatic Screw Company, we applaud the steps transportation companies are taking to make sustainable and responsible fuel choices. We are dedicated to implementing the most advanced processes and materials in our own work and have the expertise and training necessary to provide necessary components for fuel conversion projects. In many cases, qualified service retrofitters (QSRs) can convert light-, medium-, and heavy-duty vehicles for the use of natural gas. In addition to the conversion process, vehicles will also be required to meet additional EPA certification regulations.   The Alternative Fuels Data Center provides in-depth information about regulations, codes, and standards that apply to vehicle conversions on their website.

Source Conversion Components from Huron Automatic Screw Company

Companies who are interested in vehicle conversion can learn more about the basics of the process and source reliable QSRs online with the Alternative Fuels Data Center. At Huron Automatic Screw Company we work with and supply many clients within the heavy-duty trucking and aftermarket industry.   Whether you are a qualified service retrofitter or looking for advice and assistance as a fleet owner, we are proud to offer services that take your ideas and needs for the conversion process from prototype to completion and encourage you to contact us.

About Huron Automatic Screw Company

With over 80 years of experience, Huron Automatic Screw Company is highly regarded in the fastener manufacturing industry for product excellence and quick turnaround, making us an ideal partner to handle your prototype through production quantity jobs. Our precision machined threaded fasteners, pins, spacers and other parts are purchased by fastener distributors, component manufacturers and OEMs across the United States and go into a wide variety of components such as axles, power trains, suspensions, engines and steering components.

Our tradition of quality and our use of innovative modern manufacturing practices have been our company’s competitive edge in manufacturing precision machined products.  Add to that our reputation for on-time delivery and competitive prices, and you’ve got every answer you need to give us a try on your next project.

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