Pitt Ohio testing natural-gas powered Mack Pinnacle

Oct. 18, 2013

Pitt Ohio, a Pittsburgh, PA-based less-than-truckload, supply chain, ground and truckload services provider, is testing its first natural gas truck in its fleet. The vehicle, a Mack Pinnacle axle back day cab model, is powered by the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine producing 400 hp. and 1,450 lbs.-ft. of torque.

“Mack is pleased that Pitt Ohio is working with us to test natural gas technology in their fleet,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “Our natural gas-powered Mack Pinnacle offers the same durability and reliability that customers equate with the Mack name, along with an environmental benefit and fuel savings for our customers.”

The natural gas-powered Pinnacle model features dual 45 diesel gal. equivalent (DGE) compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks.

“Pitt Ohio and Mack Trucks have had a successful partnership for many years,” said Denny Martin, director of maintenance for Pitt Ohio. “Mack’s commitment to Pitt Ohio as a customer, along with their confidence in the product, made choosing Mack to manufacture our first exclusively natural gas-powered tractor an easy decision. Pitt Ohio prides itself on being an environmentally conscious transportation provider, and we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, not only in our fleet but throughout the entire company.”

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