Robert Transport orders 180 Peterbilt LNG trucks

Nov. 9, 2010
Peterbilt Motors Company announces the purchase of 180 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks—the new clean-fuel Model 386 and 367—by Robert Transport of Boucherville, Quebec, one of Canada’s largest for-hire trucking companies.

Peterbilt Motors Company announces the purchase of 180 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks—the new clean-fuel Model 386 and 367—by Robert Transport of Boucherville, Quebec, one of Canada’s largest for-hire trucking companies.

Robert Transport provides logistic systems throughout the supply chain for dry and frozen food products. These new Peterbilt natural gas trucks will be used on routes between Montréal and Québec City, and Montréal to Toronto.

“Operating natural gas trucks helps reduce one of our largest input costs and reduces our carbon footprint,” said Claude Robert, president and chief executive officer of Robert Transport. “This is a win-win for both the environment and our company. Our goal is to find alternatives to diesel and to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 20% to 25%. Our partnership with Peterbilt and their natural gas trucks are helping us work toward achieving that goal.”

The Peterbilt clean-fuel Models 386 and 367 are powered by the Westport HD system, which consists of the GX 15-liter engine, proprietary Westport fuel injectors, LNG fuel tanks with integrated cryogenic fuel pumps, and associated electronic components to facilitate performance and reliable operation. The Westport HD GX engine is certified and compliant to 2010 US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) emission limits in North America.

Peterbilt also offers compliant compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) power platforms in the Models 384, 365, and 320, which are equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL-G engine. Efficient and emissions-compliant, the ISL-G natural gas engine offers a 320 horsepower rating and 1,000 ft-lb of torque, making it comparable in capability to the diesel engines.

For more information, visit www.peterbilt.com.

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