OMAHA, Neb., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Since 1928, Transwood Carriers has committed itself to becoming a leader in the trucking industry. Over the course of the past century, this company has endured a great deal of social progress and technological developments that have continuously improved the way that goods are transported across the United States. Now, according to a recent New York Times article, this leading transport company may be facing a new change in the trucking industry, as manufacturers begin to introduce natural gas-powered engines to these large vehicles. While the development is expected to improve costs and efficiency for those in the shipping industry, Transwood Carriers considers how this change could enhance the consumer experience.
The New York Times reports, "This month, Cummins, a leading engine manufacturer, began shipping big, new engines that make long runs on natural gas possible. A skeletal network of refueling stations at dozens of truck stops stands ready. Major shippers like Procter & Gamble, mindful of both fuel costs and green credentials, are turning to companies with natural gas trucks in their fleets. And in the latest sign of how the momentum for natural gas in transportation is accelerating, United Parcel Service plans to announce in the next few days that it will expand its fleet of heavy 18-wheel vehicles running on liquefied natural gas, or L.N.G., to 800 by the end of 2014, from 112. The vehicles will use the new Cummins engines, produced under a joint venture with Westport Innovations.
While the conversion is expected to be slow, Transwood Carriers in encouraged by this transition. In a recent press statement the transport company comments, "Natural gas has remained the center of discussion for many within the trucking industry, and while the transition is only just beginning, it is encouraging to see that changes are being made."
Although the article discusses the benefits the natural gas conversion may have on companies in the trucking industry, Transwood Carriers explains that it is important to look at the much larger picture. In its press statement, Transwood adds, "With improved efficiency and reduced fueling costs, clients should expect to pay less for their shipping needs. As a result, shipped products may reduce in price to benefit the end consumer. Additionally, the eco-friendly benefits that have long been associated with natural gas use may finally be realized across the country."
Aside from the new engines, the trucking industry will have to adapt to a new fueling infrastructure in the country that may take some time to build. However, the initial acceptance by the trucking industry may later present new possibilities for the average motorists. "As the natural gas infrastructure is set in place for the trucking industry, it is likely that average consumers will soon be able to use natural gas to power their personal vehicles. That change will present an incredible new wave of possibilities for America and its economy," Transwood Carriers concludes in its press statement.
Transwood Carriers is a transport and trucking company, based in Omaha and has been in business since 1928. The company's focus, since the very beginning, has been in cultivating strong, positive relationships with clients and in exceeding all expectations. Today, Transwood Carriers ensures satisfaction through superior systems, training, and customer service dedication. The company offers its clients contract and dedicated carriage, hazardous materials knowledge, logistics partnering, and total quality management, as well as other specialized services.
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