Paper Transport has added 20 natural gas-powered Kenworth T660s to its regional fleet and started using the trucks this month. Paper Transport began testing two Kenworth natural gas trucks in 2012, and this spring the company became one of Kenworth’s first customers to run CNG-powered Kenworth T660s with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine.
Paper Transport’s first order of 10 natural gas-powered Kenworth T660s, delivered in the spring, came equipped with the 350-hp Cummins Westport ISX12 G and Kenworth 62-inch AeroCab (R) sleepers. The company also specified Agility Fuel Systems(TM) tanks, one with 75 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) of CNG capacity mounted to the back of the cab and the second a 40 DGE tank mounted to the driver side.
With its second order of 10 CNG-powered Kenworth T660s, Paper Transport chose to equip the trucks with the new 400-hp Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine and a 72-inch AeroCab sleeper. Paper Transport also chose more fuel capacity with Agility Fuel Systems’ tanks offering 100 DGE of CNG capacity for the back-of-cab and 40 DGE of CNG capacity for the side-mounted tank. This fuel capacity gives the trucks a 600-mile range on a single fueling.