Paper Transport Unveils First CNG-Powered Kenworth T680
Paper Transport recently unveiled a Kenworth T680, the latest addition to its fleet of natural gas trucks. Paper Transport is the first fleet to take delivery of a Kenworth T680 with a 400- hp Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine. The new Kenworth T680 is equipped with Agility Fuel System’s new 155 DGE behind-the-cab CNG fuel system. The Agility system uses four 26-inch by 80-inch Hexagon-Lincoln Type 4 cylinders that can deliver a range of about 600 miles before refueling. Several years ago Paper Transport adopted natural gas as part of its business strategy to replace 25 percent of the diesel-powered units in its truck fleet with trucks running on CNG. The company has since reached that goal due in part to 20 Kenworth T660s that were delivered through a local dealer. “Now we’re looking to add Kenworth T680s with more advanced aerodynamic features as part of our effort to stay ahead of competitors, who have just started tests of natural gas-powered trucks in response to requests from shippers,” said Jeff Shefchik, president of Paper Transport. Generally, natural gas costs Paper Transport about $1.70 less per DGE of natural gas than it pays for a gallon of diesel fuel, shaving about 3 cents per mile off its operating costs, or about $3,300 per truck.