Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Trucks Arrive at J&J for CNG Fuel System and Dump Body Installations!


J&J's First Major Fleet of Dedicated CNG Dump Trucks

In May, ten trucks that will run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) were delivered to J&J Truck Bodies & Trailers. J&J technicians helped to install the d-HYBRID fuel systems and the units were then outfitted with J&J aluminum dump bodies. As reported in Trailer Body Builders, alternative fuels, particularly natural gas, are gaining market share quickly. CNG is ideal for fleet managers looking for alternatives to costly gasoline and diesel fuel and that’s one of the reasons why Michael Forte, the proud owner of these trucks, decided install CNG tanks on his company’s new Peterbilts which he purchased from Hunter Peterbilt, Clarksburg, NJ. Forte owns MJF Materials, a company he started in 2002 with one truck. Over the years, the company has grown and now operates 25 trucks that haul sand and stone from quarries to asphalt and concrete plants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. His current customers include Eureka Stone Quarry, JDM Materials, Delaware Valley Concrete, and American Asphalt.

Michael Forte's (center) CNG fuel station ground-breaking
with staff from South Jersey and City Pont Construction.
Michael Forte believes that CNG is the future when it comes to alternative fuels. He maintains that it is clean, renewable, and safer than diesel. According to Forte, “I do not want to support foreign oil coming into this country when we have more CNG in our own country. The United States has the largest supply of natural gas in the world, so I say let’s keep Americans working in America.”

To support these efforts, he is building a state-of-the-art CNG station on his property that will have 4 Fast-Fills and 48 Slow-Fills. Currently there are 33 CNG stations in New Jersey. Only 7 are open to the public and they are Fast-Fills. Forte plans to open his Fast-Fills to the public while his Slow-Fills will be used for his private use and outside commercial use.
The Forte CNG filling station will have 4 Fast-Fills and 48 Slow-Fills.
At this point, Michael Forte and his company, MJF Materials, has the largest commercial fleet of dedicated CNG tri-axle dump trucks in the country. It is easy to see that Forte is completely committed to CNG. “We can create and rebuild our infrastructure with new technology and new jobs. Let us put America and Americans first,” says Forte.

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