Peterbilt Motors Co. announced the purchase of 50 Model 386 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks by Vedder Transport of Abbotsford, B.C. Vedder Transport specializes in the transportation of food grade products in a bulk liquid or dry state, and offers dedicated and irregular route, truckload and less-than-truckload freight services throughout Canada, and between Canada and the United States.
“Peterbilt is dedicated to engineering environmentally friendly solutions that meet customers’ reliability and durability expectations,” says Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president. “The Model 386 LNG truck is a product that provides fuel efficiency and environmental characteristics through a clean powered platform without jeopardizing performance. We are excited to partner with Vedder Transport to help support their business objectives.”
“Vedder Transportation is committed to reducing transportation-related emissions, reducing fuel management expenses and improving air quality for future generations,” says Fred Zweep, Vedder Transportation Group president. “Peterbilt’s Model 386 LNG truck not only helps us achieve this goal, but it also allows us to provide reliable services to our customers.”
The Peterbilt clean fuel Model 386 is 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 and California Air Resources Board emissions limits in North America.
Peterbilt also offers compliant compressed natural gas (CNG) and LNG power platforms in its Models 320, 365, 367 and 384, which are equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL-G engine. The ISL-G natural gas engine offers a 320-hp rating and 1,000 ft.-lbs. of torque.