ACT Research has released a new online fuel payback calculator to help fleets determine the diesel gallon equivalent of CNG or LNG at the pump as the cost of natural gas changes.

“We believe that the adoption of natural gas fuel for heavy duty trucks will ultimately put real pressure on freight rates as the use of lower cost natural gas fuel can offer significant cost reductions,” said Ken Vieth, senior partner and general manager of ACT Research. “As decision-makers look at how to get to the lowest total cost, they may decide to investigate buying trucks that are fueled by natural gas. These fuel payback calculators are easy to use, and they can quickly tell you the price at the pump for a multitude of different scenarios, comparing diesel to natural gas for a spark, an HPDI, or a DNG dual fuel engine,” Vieth added.

ACT Research has published several white papers on the future of natural gas include including fuel systems and fuel choices, maintenance shop considerations, and a private fleet case study about the start-to-finish transition to a natural gas fueled fleet.

ACT is currently undertaking a multi-client study: “U.S. Trends & Long-Term Forecasts of Natural Gas Use in Medium & Heavy Vehicles.” The study will focus on infrastructure, fuels, products, shipper/truckers & freight, and emissions. For more information, contact Jennifer McNealy at ACT Research, jsmcnealy@actresearch.net, 812-379-2085.