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Dillon Taps Trillium for Tampa

November 4, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG Station to Support 50 Paccar Trucks for Mosaic

Dillon Transport is working with Trillium CNG toward a new fueling station in Tampa to support 50 new Paccar trucks with the new ISX12 G engine from Cummins Westport.

An LNG-powered Dillon Peterbilt with mobile fueling unit. In Florida, Dillon is going with CNG.

The Florida station is to be a joint effort between Dillon Transport and Trillium, Dillon says, supplying compressed natural gas with fast fill equipment. It will support both Dillon vehicles and CNG vehicles operated by other area fleets.

Dillon expects to field 50 new Peterbilt or Kenworth tractors with the 12-liter ISX12 G in Florida. “Each will be double-shifted and will be doing 800 miles per day,” says marketing director Phil Crofts. The trucks will have enough CNG storage for 380-mile range.

Dillon Has LNG Trucks Too

The primary customer, Crofts told F&F, is the Mosaic Company, a global chemical fertilizer supplier specializing in potash and phosphates. “Mosaic realizes the value of cleaning the air environment in and around Tampa Bay, and in particular the port area,” Crofts says.

Dillon has liquefied natural gas trucks based in Irving, Texas (Dallas) and in Seville, Ohio, both hauling materials for Owens Corning. A fleet of 14 LNG-fueled Peterbilt 384 day-cab tractors with the Cummins Westport 8.9-liter ISL G in Texas was followed last year by ten in Ohio (F&F, March 28, 2011 and December 12).

The 24 trucks in Texas and Ohio are operating at a rate of some 300,000 miles per year, Crofts told F&F.

The Texas fleet has since been augmented by a single tractor, with sleeper, powered by the new ISX12 G.


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