Natural Gas conversions

Our world is changing at an incredible pace. 

With more than 400,000 commercial trucks carrying freight on Canadian roads annually – and the number of heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers expected to grow over the next decade as demand for goods in the United States increases – the transportation industry is facing a stark reality:  Driving a diesel truck long distances results in high fuel prices, high engine maintenance and poses a higher risk to the environment.

At Hiller Truck Tech, we have seen first-hand the significant problems that diesel trucks have created.  While tighter emission regulations and government initiatives may begin to tip the scales toward cleaner transportation, it doesn’t improve a commercial trucking fleet’s bottom line. As a trailblazer in the field of natural gas conversions, we are committed to working with your fleet to find solutions that will result in economic and environmental benefits and redefine the trucking industry.

Learn more about how we can help you save fuel and reduce your carbon footprint. 

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ABOUT NATURAL GAS

Sustainable Thinking.  Natural Power.

As a leader in innovative, sustainable and affordable forms of energy, Canada is entering a new era of environmental awareness and action.  Canadians are looking for simple and effective ways to help reduce their carbon footprint and make sound choices to reduce their energy consumption. A natural option is natural gas.  Because it is an abundant domestic resource, as well as reliable, affordable, safe and clean, natural gas has become the ideal solution for reducing greenhouse gases, lowering harmful vehicle emissions, and forming the foundation of Canada’s renewable energy future.

 

Natural Gas Benefits:

 
 
  • A CLEAN ALTERNATIVE – NATURAL GAS TRUCKS RELEASE FEWER GREENHOUSE GASES

  • FEWER EMISSIONS – IMPROVED AIR QUALITY AND REDUCED TAILPIPE CARBON DIOXIDE

  • AFFORDABLE – NATURAL GAS TRUCKS ARE SIGNIFICANTLY LESS EXPENSIVE TO RUN, GIVING YOU STABILITY AGAINST FLUCTUATING FUEL PRICES

 
 

NATURAL GAS FACTS:

 
  • A CONVENTIONAL DIESEL-POWERED REFUSE TRUCK EMITS OVER 50 TONNES OF GREENHOUSES ANNUALLY, ALONG WITH SMOG-CAUSING SOOT, NITROGEN OXIDES AND CARCINOGENS

  • SWITCHING TO NATURAL GAS MEANS AN ESTIMATED 18% REDUCTION IN GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS OVER DIESEL-POWERED VEHICLES AND RESULTS IN A 20%-30% REDUCTION IN FUEL COSTS, IMPROVING PER-KILOMETER EXPENSE

  • NATURAL GAS IMPROVES AIR QUALITY THROUGH FEWER EMISSIONS

  • NATURAL GAS REDUCES NOISE POLLUTION, AS NATURAL GAS VEHICLES ARE UP TO 10 DECIBELS QUIETER AT IDLE THAN DIESEL-POWERED VEHICLES

  • SWITCHING TO NATURAL GAS COMPLIES WITH 2010 EMISSIONS GUIDELINES, WITH NO FURTHER TECHNOLOGY CHANGES (E.G. DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTERS OR SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION) REQUIRED

  • NATURAL GAS OPERATES USING RENEWABLE BIOMETHANE FUEL, WITH APPROXIMATELY 85% OF COMPRESSED NATURAL GAS IN NORTH AMERICA PRODUCED DOMESTICALLY

(Source:  Enbridge)

 

 
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NATURAL GAS VEHICLES & CONVERSIONS

 

Momentum is building. Accelerate your fleet’s performance with Natural Gas.

Step into the driver’s seat and take command of your fleet’s productivity by switching to natural gas. By harnessing the power and benefits of natural gas to make a measurable difference for fleet, truck and vehicle owners, Hiller Truck Tech offers a number of services designed to put you on the road to cleaner and higher-performance driving.

 

Natural Gas Vehicles (NGVs)

All across North America, truck and car owners are becoming pioneers in the quest to make a lasting environmental difference on our roads and highways.  A large number of car and truck manufacturing companies now offer vehicles that can run on 100% compressed natural gas (CNG) or propane. These vehicles come directly from the manufacturer prepped to be fitted with a CNG or propane system.

Helping customers find the best cost-effective and alternative-fuel solutions to their transportation needs, Hiller Truck Tech is certified through the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) to complete the vehicle build and install CNG or propane fuel tanks and fuel lines to these vehicles. When your old vehicle no longer meets current regulations or you are ready to switch to a new natural gas vehicle, contact us to discuss how our certified natural gas installers can help fit your vehicle with a natural gas tank.

 
 

Dual Fuel Propane Conversions

Take your truck to the next level of clean energy with a multi-fuel engine capable of running on two fuels.

Dual Fuel, as it is commonly known, allows vehicles to run on a combination of natural gas and diesel or propane and diesel, providing the benefits of lower fuel costs, cleaner emissions and less maintenance.  At Hiller Truck Tech, we can convert any diesel engine and run it up to 50% compressed natural gas and 50% diesel, blending a higher percentage of natural gas to diesel than propane.  On a diesel motor we can run up to 30% propane.

We offer a wide range of alternative-fuel systems using compressed natural gas.  Click here and follow the link to download a complete list of solutions available for your vehicle, truck or fleet:

Test drive a dual fuel truck from Hiller Truck Tech and see the difference yourself.  Our dual fuel trucks that run on diesel and compressed natural gas are available for rent.  A fuel card comes with the truck, allowing you to refuel in Mississauga, at the Flying J (exit 268), and anywhere in the United States.  For more detailed information, contact Hiller Truck Tech.

Propane is an inherently clean burning fuel due to its lower carbon content. When used as a vehicle fuel, propane can offer life cycle greenhouse (GHG) emissions benefits over conventional fuels, depending on vehicle type, and drive cycle. In addition, using propane in place of petroleum-based fuels may reduce some tailpipe emissions.

When all factors are considered, propane provides a reliable, cleaner burning fuel than similar alternative fuel systems, as well as better long-term cost savings.

Our dual fuel propane injection systems mean your fleet can run on propane without risking stranded vehicles – drivers can switch back to the vehicles' traditional gasoline system with the flip of a switch.

Very cost-effective conversions for landscape vehicles, taxis, company shipping vehicles, and mobile service vehicles.  Contact us at Hiller Truck Tech to discuss conversion options that suit your vehicle needs.

100% Natural Gas Conversion

Shift into first gear and take control of your vehicle’s fuel consumption, maintenance and environmental impact by converting to 100% compressed natural gas (CNG).  At Hiller Truck Tech, our certified experts take the guesswork out of natural gas conversions, allowing you to simply reap the benefits of driving a truck with lower fuel costs, improved maintenance and cleaner emissions – all while maintaining superior engine performance.

contact us TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW WE CAN CONVERT YOUR TRUCK OR FLEET TO NATURAL GAS.

 
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FueLling Stations

Breaking Ground on a New Envoy Energy Station Build at Hiller Truck Tech

 

Hiller Truck Tech is making it easier for fleets travelling across Ontario to refuel with natural gas with a new Envoy Energy Fuelling Station.  Located at Hiller Truck Tech, directly off Highway 401 in Ayr, Ontario. Through our partnership with Envoy Energy, we will build you a natural gas fuelling station at your facility that will suit the needs of your fleet. If you are thinking of converting your fleet to natural gas, Envoy Energy offers the following services:
 

 
 

Financing

To help minimize financial and conversion risk, Envoy will build and own the CNG station so that there is reduced capital investment for the end user. We want to focus on how you realize fuel cost savings sooner, increase your profits and make you more competitive.

Design/Build

We will design and build a CNG fuelling station (time-fill and fast-fill) for commercial fleets. From site analysis, engineered drawings to modifying vehicle maintenance facilities, our local capabilities are unmatched in Canada.

 

Fleet Conversion

Making the switch from diesel to CNG takes planning, strategizing and execution. We can custom design a pilot project that allows you to test the performance, reliability and cost savings of CNG. We will then advise and help manage your fleet’s conversion based on your replacement cycle.

Station Maintenance

Through our partner, ComTech CNG, we have the largest group of certified technicians with the experience and qualifications to maintain and service CNG stations. ComTech’s technicians provide you with complete station servicing and monitoring, regular safety and quality inspections, preventative maintenance and 24/7 emergency response.  ComTech also has a large facility with back office support, a testing area and a large warehouse stocked with replacement parts to ensure no re-fuelling downtime.

 

To find out what you can save by switching to compressed natural gas, click here.  

For further information about Envoy Energy, click here.


Mobile FuelLing Station

When you invest in a mobile fuelling station for compressed natural gas, you ensure that your fleet has easy and convenient access to fuel at any desired site location.  If you encounter an interruption at your fuelling station or need to make a repair, a mobile fuelling station also allows the trucks in your fleet to stay on the road.

Our mobile fuelling stations feature:

  • No TSSA approval required

  • Compatible with low pressure gas

  • Fill volume: 28L per hour

  • Fill time: ~ 7 hours (based on 200L tank)

  • 1/2 day installation time

  • No on-site spills or contamination of soil

 
 

DEMO PROGRAM

TRY DRIVING THE FUTURE

“Try Driving the Future” demo program allows fleet and truck drivers to test drive a 100% compressed natural gas day cab while pulling your own trailer.  The demo program also includes a mobile fuelling station for on-site re-fuelling, installed by Envoy Energy’s licensed gas fitters and electricians.  Fleets may call us to book a free trial sponsored by Union Gas. 
 

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demo program features:

  • FREIGHTLINER AND VOLVO CNG TRUCKS

  • 400 HP with Westport engine

  • 180" wheel base

  • Storage: 88 DGE or 332 DLE

  • Mileage: ~ 600 kms

 
 

To lean more about our CNG Demo Program, contact Hiller Truck Tech or visit the Union Gas website.

 
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