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A look at the home page and press release section of Kenworth Truck Company's website will show you that reducing fuel consumption and emissions is a very big deal to the trucking industry. The fact that these trucks are the vehicles which log the most miles on American roadways should tell you all you need to know as to why. By improving the aerodynamics of their vehicles, cutting down idling time and explaining how (.pdf link) to maximize your fuel economy, Kenworth seems to be trying hard to display their eco-minded credentials. In another move to reduce their trucks' impact on the environment, they have teamed up with Westport Innovations Inc. to use their LNG fuel system on their Cummins ISX 15 liter engine.

In related news, the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have created a new $1.6 billion Clean Truck Superfund. Westport's LNG fuel system is the only alternative fuel technology currently qualified for financial support under the port's Clean Truck program. Funny how that works, huh? Additionally, PG&E in San Francisco has started to use new Kenworth LPG trucks.

[Source: Kenworth via Gizmag]



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      • 5 Months Ago
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      • 5 Months Ago
      Westport will open a new LNG System, which will be for fuel.
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