C.R. England Dedicated has signed a full-service lease agreement with Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease) for Kenworth T800 tandem axle day cabs running the Westport GX 15L liquefied natural gas (LNG) engine.
C.R. England Dedicated is a division of refrigerated carrier C.R. England Inc.
“We are extremely pleased to obtain new Kenworth LNG powered equipment from PacLease. C.R. England Dedicated is raising the bar on what it means to be a ‘green’ carrier,” said Kirk Freimuth, vice president of C.R. England Dedicated. “In addition to deploying new 2010 emissions technology, the latest aerodynamic equipment, and telematics solutions to reduce fuel consumption and miles traveled, we made a conscious decision to further our environmental stewardship with natural gas-powered equipment. All of these initiatives will reduce our carbon footprint, improve air quality and reduce diesel fuel consumption in our operations.”
The trucks will be put into service this summer and operate a dedicated route between Ontario, CA, and Las Vegas.
“PacLease is pleased to break new ground as the first full-service lessor to lease LNG-powered equipment to fleets in North America,” said Olen Hunter, PacLease director of sales. “We are excited to expand our growing relationship with C.R. England Dedicated as they continue to increase adoption of new and innovative technology. Their selection of liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered Kenworth T800 tractors, equipped with Cummins Westport HD GX power demonstrates their commitment to the environment and prudent business acumen as this world class LNG technology promises to be an excellent match for their duty cycle and performance requirements.”