WheelTime, American Power Group reach agreement
American Power Group Corporation announces its subsidiary, American Power Group, Inc., has signed a national distribution and master marketing agreement with WheelTime Network, LLC.
Under the terms of the agreement, WheelTime will endorse APG technology and engage its member companies in establishing a North American network to market and install APG’s vehicular turbocharged natural gas systems, APG says.
“We see natural gas as an important and necessary development in our industry. Accordingly, WheelTime made a strategic decision earlier this year to begin taking the necessary steps to become a center of excellence for the installation and servicing of natural gas engines,” says Mike Delaney, president and CEO of WheelTime.
“In addition to dedicated natural gas engines, we believe diesel engine dual fuel conversions will be an evolutionary step for natural gas, providing a low-risk way for fleets to get the benefit of natural gas fuel savings and giving existing equipment new life.”
According to APG, its system is a cost effective and non-invasive patented turbocharged natural gas dual fuel conversion technology for diesel engine trucks. APG says its system is currently EPA approved for 88 engine families and is expected to receive EPA approval for more than 200 more engine families by the end of 2013.
The APG system also offers the flexibility to return the vehicle to 100 percent diesel operation at any time, the company says, and the APG system and natural gas tank can be removed and installed on another EPA approved engine if necessary.
“To become aligned with the number one quality truck service network in North America is clearly one of the most important marketing and operational milestones in our company’s history,” says Lyle Jensen, president of American Power Group. “WheelTime members understand engine performance and their leadership in installation and warranty service will accelerate the rollout of our technology.
“With this agreement, we have the opportunity to provide an integrated approach and nationwide scalability for our certified installations and we look forward to working with WheelTime member companies to introduce our non-invasive dual fuel system to their fleet customers.”