DENTON, Texas — Peterbilt Motors Co. announces the purchase of 180 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks, the new clean fuel Model 386 and 367, by Robert Transport of Boucherville, Quebec, one of Canada’s largest for-hire trucking companies.
“At Peterbilt, we’re engineering environmental solutions that meet customers’ reliability and durability expectations through alternative fuel and hybrid platforms,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president. “These clean powered platforms provide an environmental option for customers, without jeopardizing quality or performance. We are excited to work with Robert Transport to deliver a high quality product that provides the performance, fuel efficiency and environmental characteristics to support their business.”
Robert Transport provides logistic solutions throughout the supply chain for dry and frozen food products. These new Peterbilt natural gas trucks will be used on routes between Montréal and Québec City, and Montréal to Toronto.
"Operating natural gas trucks helps reduce one of our largest input costs and reduces our carbon footprint,” said Claude Robert, president and CEO of Robert Transport. “This is a win-win for both the environment and our company. Our goal is to find alternatives to diesel and to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 20 to 25 percent. Our partnership with Peterbilt and their natural gas trucks are helping us work toward achieving that goal.”
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The Peterbilt clean fuel Models 386 and 367 are powered by the Westport HD system, which consists of the GX 15-litre engine, proprietary Westport fuel injectors, LNG fuel tanks with integrated cryogenic fuel pumps, and associated electronic components to facilitate robust performance and reliable operation. The Westport HD GX engine is certified and compliant to 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission limits in North America. These models expand Peterbilt’s family of trucks to form the industry’s most comprehensive, environmentally responsible lineup.
“Peterbilt’s product design focus is to provide lightweight, fuel efficient solutions for our customers,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt chief engineer. “Natural gas power systems complement our design objectives and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
Peterbilt also offers compliant compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) 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 comparable in capability to the diesel engines.
Across its 250 Dealer locations in the USA and Canada, Peterbilt provides best in class service support for natural gas vehicles.
Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Co. 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 through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
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