Dillon Transport will add 25 Kenworth T800 short hood day cabs powered by the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty natural gas engine to its 450+ truck fleet starting this summer.
“We’re excited to expand our leadership in natural gas trucks by becoming among the first Kenworth customers to select the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. The Kenworth T800 is a high quality, rugged and reliable truck that fits well into our green initiatives,” said Jeff Dillon, president and owner of Dillon Transport, a leading liquid and dry bulk carrier in Burr Ridge, Ill., with an operational concentration east of the Rockies.
Dillon Transport plans to operate the 25 T800 tractors from its Dallas, Texas, terminal to haul asphalt, sand and other raw bulk products. The trucks are specified with both a 72- and a 150-gallon LNG (liquefied natural gas) tank to provide a range of approximately 650 miles. The trucks are expected to make two 600-mile round trips per day in a driver slip-seat operation. LNG refueling will typically be done twice a day at the Clean Energy station located at Dillon Transport’s Dallas terminal.
“The new ISX12 G offers an excellent natural gas option for those regional, refuse and pickup and delivery applications that need a little more power and torque than the 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G,” said Andy Douglas, Kenworth national sales manager for specialty markets.