March 12, 2014
American Power Group Corporation announces its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc. has been notified by its regional WheelTime Dealer, Clarke Power Services, of an order for ten APG Turbocharged Natural Gas systems from W.W. Transport, Inc. The order will be filled from Clarke Power’s existing inventory of dual fuel conversion kits, the company says.
W.W. Transport, Inc. was founded in 1991 and provides transportation services coast to coast. They are headquartered in West Burlington, Iowa. In addition to normal hauling of flatbed and heavy-haul type business, W.W. Transport, Inc. specializes in its award winning food-grade bulk hauling of both liquid and dry bulk as well as a refrigeration division, the company says.
“We are making a major commitment to natural gas vehicles with one CNG fill station up and running in Wood River, Ill. and a second CNG fill station under construction. We plan to operate a fleet of both dedicated and dual fuel natural gas vehicles based on the best match of power and load,” says Kyle Weuve, W.W. Transport’s Chief Financial Officer. “We became very interested in APG Turbocharged Natural Gas Systems due to its operational economics and ability to handle the heavier loads with no loss of power and torque. We look forward to getting all of our initial ten APG Turbocharged Natural Gas Systems on the road and we expect to expand our fleet with more in the future.”
“W.W. Transport, Inc. is a prime example of a fleet that has a true appreciation of the economical and environmental benefits of how natural gas vehicles can deliver measurable savings and provide a competitive advantage,” adds Lyle Jensen, CEO at American Power Group. “Their investment in fueling stations, dedicated natural gas engines, and the APG Turbocharged Natural Gas System demonstrates a logical balance of matching natural gas engine solutions to the various route profiles and load demands of moving today’s freight.”
He adds, “The APG system should be a perfect match for their medium to heavy-haul loads and we are happy to see larger initial order quantities coming from owners that have experience in utilizing natural gas vehicles in their fleets.”