J Rayl Transport Goes Natural Gas
Left to right: Jeremy Rayl, President of J Rayl Transport with J.R. Reale, Executive VP of Ecodual with one of J Rayl’s Ecodual equipped tractors that was on display at the recent Great Lakes Truck Expo in Cleveland, Ohio.
By Steve Pollock
J Rayl Transport of Akron, Ohio is investing heavily in powering their fleet with natural gas. The company has partnered with Ecodual, providers of aftermarket natural gas systems that can be retrofitted to existing diesel engines.
J Rayl, a regional truckload van carrier, has been running three trucks with the Ecodual System, which mixes natural gas with diesel fuel. The trucks are performing as anticipated and J Rayl President and CEO Jeremy Rayl stated, “The Ecodual System is seamless for our drivers. There is no loss of power or performance and the cost savings are realized from day one.”
J Rayl’s three Ecodual equipped tractors can run on the CNG and diesel mixture or straight diesel fuel if no CNG is available. Ecodual Executive Vice President J.R. Reale said, “We are pleased with our partnership with J Rayl Transport, which has been very helpful to us in developing our 2.0 Ecodual System. The 2.0 meets all of our customers requirements for a CNG fueling system.
J Rayl has made major investments in natural gas for their fleet. The company will soon be opening a public natural gas filling station on Arlington Road in Akron, Ohio, next to their corporate office. J Rayl is buying 66 CNG dedicated trucks that run exclusively on Compressed Natural Gas. Twenty of the trucks will be Peterbilts. J Rayl also has 15 Ecodual tractors on order. By year’s end J Rayl plans to have 84 natural gas vehicles operating in their fleet.