Heckmann Corp. has partnered with Peterbilt Motors Co. to transition its tractor-trailer fleet from traditional diesel vehicles to natural gas vehicles with the purchase of 200 Model 367 vehicles. “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,” says Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president.
Powered by the Westport GX engine, Peterbilt’s Model 367 LNG offers up to 475 hp and 1,750 ft.-lb. of torque. The 15-litee Westport GX engine uses high-pressure direct injection, proprietary fuel injectors, an HPDI fuel system, specialized cryogenic fuel tanks and associated electronic components. The technology’s low-cost cleaner-burning fuel doesn’t compromise engine torque, power, fuel economy or drivability while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.
Heckmann 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.
“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,” says Richard J. Heckmann, chairman and chief executive officer of Heckmann Corp. “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.”