Heckmann Corporation orders 200 Peterbilt liquefied natural gas trucks

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

Powered by the Westport GX engine, the Model 367 LNG offers up to 475 horsepower and 1,750 ft-lbs of torque. The 15-liter Westport GX engine uses high-pressure direct-injection, proprietary fuel injectors, (HPDI) fuel system, specialized cryogenic fuel tanks, and associated electronic components. This technology uses a low-cost, cleaner-burning fuel than diesel with no compromises on engine torque, power, fuel economy, or driveability, in addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25%. Peterbilt's Model 386 LNG is also available the with Westport GX engine, and is an option for line-haul, tanker, and bulk fleets.

Heckmann is a water systems 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 chief executive officer of the company.

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.

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