J&J's First Major Fleet of Dedicated CNG Dump TrucksIn 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.
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.|
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