Tractor-Trailer Fleet Transitioning From Diesel to NatGas

PETERBILT RECEIVES ORDER FOR 200 LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS TRUCKS

Peterbilt, a leading manufacturer of alternative fuel vehicles,  announced a partnership with Heckmann Corp. to transition its tractor-trailer fleet from traditional diesel vehicles to natural gas vehicles. Through the agreement, Heckmann purchased 200 of Peterbilt’s Model 367 liquefied natural gas trucks, which use a lower-cost, cleaner-burning fuel than diesel without sacrificing vehicle performance, according to a news release.

“Peterbilt’s clean-powered alternative fuel platforms provide customers an innovative and economic solution that delivers high-quality performance and fuel efficiency to support their business objectives,” Bill Jackson, Peterbilt’s general manager and PACCAR vice president, said in the release. “As the leading manufacturer of alternative fuel system vehicles, Peterbilt’s [liquefied natural gas] products provide the horsepower, torque and efficiency to get the job done.”

The Model 367 offers up to 475 horsepower and 1,750 foot-pounds of torque, and uses a 15-liter Westport GX engine.

Based in Palm Desert, Calif., Heckmann Corp. focuses on water issues in oil and shale gas exploration and production. The company will use the trucks to service its customers’ natural gas wells and provide water handling services in conjunction with its system of pipelines and disposal wells, said the release.

Peterbilt Motors Co. has headquarters in Denton.

Really.


DENTON, TX (April 21, 2011) – Peterbilt Motors Company announces the purchase of 200 Peterbilt Model 367 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks.  Heckmann Corporation has partnered with Peterbilt Motors Company to transition its tractor-trailer fleet from traditional diesel vehicles to natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

“Peterbilt’s clean powered alternative fuel platforms provide customers an innovative and economic solution that delivers high quality performance and fuel efficiency to support their business objectives,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “As the leading manufacturer of alternative fuel system vehicles, Peterbilt’s LNG products provide the horsepower, torque, and efficiency to get the job done.”

Powered by the Westport GX engine, Peterbilt’s Model 367 LNG offers up to 475 horsepower and 1,750 ft-lbs of torque. The 15-litre Westport GX engine uses high pressure direct injection, proprietary fuel injectors, (HPDI) fuel system, specialized cryogenic fuel tanks, and associated electronic components to facilitate robust performance and reliable operation. This technology uses a low cost, cleaner-burning fuel than diesel without any compromises on engine torque, power, fuel economy, or drivability, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent. Peterbilt’s Model 386 LNG is also available the with Westport GX engine, and is an excellent option for line-haul, tanker and bulk fleets.  

Heckmann Corporation is a water solutions company focused on water issues in oil and shale gas exploration and production. The company will use the trucks to service its customers’ natural gas wells and provide water handling services in conjunction with its system of pipelines and disposal wells.

“We are dedicated to engaging in innovative solutions that lower our carbon footprint, and these natural gas vehicles provide that in addition to significant cost savings and optimal performance,” said Richard J. Heckmann, Chairman and CEO of Heckmann Corporation. “We are proud to be the first oil and natural gas services provider to offer LNG trucks to our clients and to operate the largest fleet of LNG trucks in North America. We encourage other companies to participate in these affordable, environmentally friendly opportunities as well.” 

Peterbilt also offers a full range of LNG and compressed natural gas (CNG) power platforms in the Models 384, 365 and 320, which are equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL-G engine.  Efficient and emissions compliant, the ISL-G natural gas engine offers a 320 horsepower rating and 1,000 ft-lbs of torque, making it an excellent choice for short-haul, regional, refuse and dump trucks.

Peterbilt’s family of alternative fuel trucks forms the industry’s most comprehensive, high performing, fuel efficient, and environmentally responsible lineup. With over 250 Dealer locations in the USA and Canada, Peterbilt provides best in class service support for natural gas vehicles. 

About Peterbilt Motors Company

Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficiency solutions, with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the “Class” of the industry.  Through its 250-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of TruckCare® programs to support its full lineup of vehicles, including alternative fueled vehicles, with aftermarket support programs.  Customers enjoy industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

 About Heckmann Corporation

Heckmann Corporation (NYSE: HEK) was created to buy and build companies in the water sector.  In 2011, the Company continued the acquisition of additional disposal assets including expansion into the Eagle Ford Shale area in south Texas.  In early 2010, the Company completed its 50-mile water disposal pipeline in the Haynesville Shale, and began expanding the line in 2011 to handle additional produced water and fresh water transportation.  In February 2010, the Company announced its joint venture with Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP) to provide turnkey pipeline transportation solutions for complex water flows in the Marcellus and Haynesville oil and natural gas fields.  The acquisition of an oilfield produced water disposal and transport company in November 2010, recently renamed Heckmann Water Resources, makes the Company one of the largest handlers of produced water in North America.  http://www.heckmanncorp.com

 About Westport

Westport Innovations Inc. is a global leader in alternative fuel, low-emissions technologies that allow engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and biofuels such as landfill gas. Our unique technologies reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) while preserving the power, torque, and fuel efficiency of diesel engines. The Company focuses on three distinct categories or target markets – light-, medium-, and heavy-duty – through Westport business units or joint ventures. Juniper Engines is focused on 2.4L engines for industrial applications such as forklifts, oilfield service engines and light-duty automotive. Cummins Westport (CWI), a joint venture with Cummins, sells the world’s broadest range of low-emissions alternative fuel engines for commercial urban fleets such as buses, refuse trucks and vocational vehicles ranging from 5.9L to 8.9L. Westport Heavy Duty’s (Westport HD) proprietary development platform is engaged in the engineering, design, and marketing of natural gas-enabling technology for the heavy-duty diesel engine and truck market. To learn more about this business, visit their website or subscribe to their RSS feed at www.westport.com

Peterbilt is continuing its efforts to help other businesses become more Eco-friendly.


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One Response to “Tractor-Trailer Fleet Transitioning From Diesel to NatGas”
  1. a.a.b. says:

    Apologies, but I do not understand you, where you are coming from, or what your comment has to do with LNG. I’m not saying you are wrong. What I’m trying to say is that well, a) you are stating the obvious (while I am not) & b) would you feel a bit crazy if you stood in a garage for 5 minutes and suddenly believed you were a car? oh, & C) THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RELIGION. You may want to search google for content that better suits your interests.

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