McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing said it has introduced a compressed natural gas (CNG) inspection services program designed to enhance the safety and integrity of natural gas powered vehicle fleets. Conducted by certified technicians, the McNeilus inspection services program includes an NFPA 52 compliance review and is available through the company’s service center network and fleet of mobile service vehicles.
“With the accelerating move to CNG-powered commercial fleets, the need to maintain safe operations and meet all NFPA 52 requirements is crucial,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the commercial business segment. “McNeilus has sold and installed thousands of compressed natural gas powered vehicles on the road; we understand what it takes to keep them in compliance and running at peak performance.”
Through its nationwide network of branch locations and service centers, McNeilus maintains a strategic inventory of commonly required replacement parts for a wide range of CNG configurations, the company said. The company also said its certified technicians are trained to conduct on-site problem solving and in-the-field repairs, including both high- and low-pressure filter maintenance.
“A regular schedule of CNG system inspections at 36-month or 36,000-mile intervals is a federal requirement, and one that needs to be incorporated into a fleet’s preventative maintenance program,” Nelson said. “With McNeilus certified technicians, parts inventory, and customer education opportunities, we are able to fill this need, and more. By sharing best industry practices and ultimately increasing vehicle uptime and system integrity, McNeilus is a one-stop solution for CNG systems and support.”