Oilfield Trucking Solutions receives first Kenworth natural gas vehicle

During special ceremony at Kenworth's plant in Renton, Wash.


"I have a long-standing history with Kenworth in my 23 years of transportation. Kenworth is known as a brand leader, building reliable trucks. They create innovations that allow fleets to operate efficiently and retain their workforce. I've also found that Kenworth trucks have proven to be dependable in the oilfield's harsh environment," Broussard continued. 

"It's also clear that Kenworth keeps the driver in mind when designing trucks. The Kenworth Extended Day Cab option is a prime example with its greater comfort and storage," he said. "We also get excellent support from MHC Kenworth in Oklahoma City."

Andy Douglas, Kenworth national sales manager for specialty markets, said demand among Kenworth customers for the ISX12 G has been exceptional because the engine offers a mid-range option for fleets interested in running natural gas. "The combination of 1,450 lb-ft of torque, simplified emissions and a 40 to 50 percent reduction in fuel price are key motivators for customers to consider natural gas," Douglas said.

Recently, the average cost of diesel fuel in the United States was just under $4 per gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The average price of a diesel gallon equivalent of CNG in the United States is nearly $2 less. (http://www.cngnow.com/average-cng-prices/Pages/default.aspx  and http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/gasdiesel/).

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