Our Vehicles

You see us on the road and have probably wondered what each vehicle is for. Each vehicle has a specific responsibility to ensure we deliver safe and reliable natural gas to customers.

Utility vehicles



When someone calls in to report a suspected gas leak, the utility vehicle is the first one dispatched to the scene. Technicians use special tools, like a Gas Indicator, to measure the amount of natural gas or carbon monoxide that might be present in the air. Technicians use special protective equipment to safeguard themselves during each investigation.
 
If repairs are needed, gas meters of several sizes are kept in the truck for replacement purposes. The vehicle also carries all of the tools needed for the job. Last, software maps out any infrastructure pipes that have been laid down in the area.

Construction vehicles



How can you tell the difference between a construction vehicle and other South Jersey Gas trucks? The backhoe being towed behind the truck is the giveaway. Construction vehicles are called out when there is a need to excavate and repair or replace pipes. Normally, a foreman and an operations technician ride in the truck. Between 2012 and 2016, South Jersey Gas upgraded its system by replacing over 500 miles of mains—or the distance between Niagara Falls and Cape May.

Compressed Natural Gas vehicles



South Jersey Gas plans  to convert its entire fleet of vehicles to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) by 2020. It’s the cleanest-burning commercially available alternative fuel today, and prices are less volatile than diesel and gasoline prices.
 
Our 100th CNG-fueled vehicle was introduced in 2016. There are now eight CNG fueling stations in four South Jersey counties. Once South Jersey Gas finishes converting its fleet, it will eliminate the use of 457,000 gallons of gasoline per year and lower greenhouse gas emissions by 1,139 tons per year—or 219 passenger cars worth.

Leak cars



South Jersey Gas uses ground surveillance techniques to identify potential risks, including gas leaks—which have led to a 77 percent reduction in leaks over the past six years. A specialized contractor surveys our territory annually. How is it done? Their leak car drives down the road between 3-5 miles per hour, and leak detecting equipment will notify the surveyor with a sound if one is found. Once a leak is identified and mapped, South Jersey Gas is notified so it can make the repair.

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