DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. said Thursday that Heckmann Corp. had purchased 200 Peterbilt Model 367 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks.
Heckmann has partnered with Peterbilt to transition its tractor-trailer fleet from traditional diesel vehicles to natural gas vehicles (NGVs), Peterbilt officials said.
“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 general manager and PACCAR vice president, said. “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, Jackson said, who added that this technology uses a low cost, cleaner-burning fuel than diesel with no 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 Corp. 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, according to Chairman and CEO Richard J. Heckmann.
“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,” Heckmann said. “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.”
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