PacLease, Kenworth Sales Co. and Blu LNG to offer rental program for LNG-fueled trucks

Rental program will offer trucks in four configurations.


All four configurations will feature the Kenworth T800 equipped with one 120-gallon LNG fuel tank, a 15L Westport high-pressure direct injection (HPDI) engine and manual transmission in various specifications. The local-delivery configuration will feature a day cab, single drive axle and a weight rating of 65,000 GVW. The regional-haul configuration will feature a day cab, tandem drive axle and a weight rating of 80,000 GVW. The line-haul configuration will feature a 38" sleeper, tandem or tridem drive axles and a weight rating of 80,000 GVW. The heavy-haul configuration will feature day cab or 38" sleeper, heavy duty tridem drive axles and maximum weight ratings that meet local state weight laws. PacLease can also provide long-haul units with dual LNG tanks for fleets with longer operating ranges.

"The heavy-haul configuration will be particularly well spec'd to handle the punishing environments typical with oil and gas exploration work," Hunter added. "This rental program has the potential to really open up the market for buying and leasing natural gas-powered trucks. It gives companies an opportunity to use a lower cost and cleaner locally produced natural gas while reducing our dependency on foreign oil."

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