Kenworth liquefied natural gas LNG trucks recently were featured at the grand opening of an LNG truck fueling station in Southern California. Ten Kenworth T800 LNG trucks were displayed during ceremonies at the Carson facility, which will be operated by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and is located at Southern Counties Express, a drayage company.
The vehicles will become the first new T800 LNG trucks to operate at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach when placed into service soon by Southern Counties Express. The Kenworth T800s are equipped with the Westport Innovations LNG fuel system installed on the Cummins ISX 15-liter engine. The result is reduced emissions and less reliance on diesel fuel by running the cleaner LNG fuel, according to the Kirkland, Wash.-based truck maker.
Kenworth has worked closely with its Southern California dealer Inland Kenworth, Clean Energy, Westport Innovations and Southern Counties Express in the collaborative effort to put these new Kenworth T800s into service at the two Southern California ports, two of the nation’s busiest.
The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the South Coast Air Quality Management District are providing funding for the environmental project, which focuses on achieving a significant reduction in emissions by trucks serving the two ports.