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amp Trillium Opens Dalton’s First Compressed Natural Gas Station

DALTON, GA, Oct 26, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX)– amp Trillium, LLC, the joint endeavor in between ampCNG and Trillium CNG, today announced the opening of the area’s very first public-access compressed natural gas station. The station is located at 107 Tilton Roadway SE near exit 326 on Interstate 75. With Trillium CNG’s exclusive fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor (HY-C), this brand-new area enables three Class-8 trucks to fuel all at once at 10 diesel-gallon-equivalents per minute. To celebrate the new station, amp Trillium is providing an opening unique rate of $1.99 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) to all consumers. This station marks ampCNG’s 2nd compressed gas station in Georgia; in March 2014, amp Trillium opened a station in Perry to service Frito-Lay’s fleet. The Dalton station, which will service Dalton Utilities’ fleet, is only the second public access CNG station in northern Georgia. Donna Rolf, president of ampCNG, stated, “amp Trillium is pleased to open its newest station in Dalton. This is a significant U.S. manufacturing hub and a crucial entrance in between Atlanta and the Midwest. This new CNG refueling station will assist the lots of local makers fulfill their supply chain sustainability goals and serve CNG-powered trucks taking a trip along I-75 in Georgia, among the country’s significant freight corridors.” Carl Campbell, executive director at Dalton-Whitfield Joint Advancement Authority, added, “We believe the amp Trillium station will be an asset to our manufacturing and distribution community. This station will give area fleet managers options in the kind of trucks they can place on the roadway, which assists handle their costs. It also makes our neighborhood a more competitive place and more appealing for future corporate investments.” Joel Jansen, vice president of Trillium CNG, said, “We are extremely delighted to be part of these ongoing efforts to develop an across the country CNG fueling infrastructure. We understand Dalton Utilities and other users wi …
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What to Anticipate When PACCAR Reports Earnings

Medium- and durable truck maker PACCAR (NASDAQ: PCAR) has been on a little bit of a roll over the past year, with truck sales growing after an almost decade-long depression. However after a strong run that saw the company’s stock outshine the S&P 500 in 2014, worries about a slowing economy– and the potential impact on truck sales– has caused bad returns this year. Year to date, PACCAR’s stock is down almost 20 %: Short-term concerns While PACCAR’s stock has sold in 2015, the business’s business outcomes have been very excellent. Over the previous year-plus, heavy-duty truck sales– a significant source of business for PACCAR’s Peterbilt and Kenworth brands in the U.S. and DAF in Europe and parts of South America– have actually lastly rebounded, leading PACCAR to report its 2nd most profitable year ever and its best considering that the financial crisis. The very first half of 2015 has actually been much better, with income and profits in the 2nd quarter at the highest ever for that period. However, market fears of an economic stagnation, as well as the impact of less expensive fuel costs potentially leading to some fleet operators delaying investments in newer, more fuel-efficient trucks, has actually affected the stock over the previous a number of months. Current incomes releases from competitors Volvo AB (ADR) (NASDAQOTH: VOLVY) and Navistar International Corp (NYSE: NAV) have also raised short-term issues too. Volvo Group– which makes Volvo and Mack medium- and durable cars– reported a 3 % increase in truck deliveries in its third quarter. Sales were weak in South America, however enhanced by 13 % in Europe and 10 % in North America. That’s the good news. Volvo reported a 15 % decline in orders for new trucks and a more than one-third decrease in order for construction devices. Looking particularly at U.S. factory orders, Volvo reported a 50 % decrease in its Mack brand and 30 % less orders for Volvo trucks in North America in the quarter. This most likely sounds a lot even worse than it really is …
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