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Energy independence: Trucking companies see benefits of using natural gas

Several of the country’s tractor-trailer fleets slowly are converting to natural gas instead of diesel in a move some say is essential to helping the country reduce its dependence on imported oil.

BY ADAM WILMOTH Published: October 7, 2012

Phil Crofts expects his investment in natural gas-powered trucks to eventually save his company money.

For now, however, he is happy that it allows him to use an American fuel with fewer emissions while also making his customers happy.

“In the past, the...
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