May 24, 2013
“We’re excited to expand our leadership in natural gas trucks by becoming among the first Kenworth customers to select the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. The Kenworth T800 is a high quality, rugged and reliable truck that fits well into our green initiatives,” said Jeff Dillon, president and owner of Dillon Transport, a leading liquid and dry bulk carrier in Burr Ridge, Ill., with an operational concentration east of the Rockies.
Dillon says the company plans to operate the 25 T800 tractors from its Dallas, Texas, terminal to haul asphalt, sand and other raw bulk products.
The trucks are spec’d with both a 72- and a 150-gallon LNG (liquefied natural gas) tank to provide a range of approximately 650 miles, and are expected to make two 600-mile round trips per day in a driver slip-seat operation. LNG refueling will typically be done twice a day at the Clean Energy station located at Dillon Transport’s Dallas terminal.
The Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine requires a single fuel source and can run on either LNG or compressed natural gas (CNG).