Virginia Transportation to Operate 30 Peterbilt 365s
With Fontaine Cab Modification, Cottrell Carrier Bodies
And Hexagon Lincoln Type IV Tanks Yielding 69 DGEs
Mainstay Fuel Technologies and Virginia Transportation Corp said today that 30 Peterbilt 365 daycab trucks have been modified with compressed natural gas fuel systems and outfitted as car haulers for American Honda in Alabama.
They’ll transport vehicles from Honda’s factory in Lincoln, Ala. to a new CSX railhead.
Mainstay engineered the fuel system utilizing a dual side-mounted alignment with two Type IV cylinders supplied by Hexagon Lincoln affording 69 diesel gallon equivalents of CNG storage per truck.
The trucks were supplied by The Pete Store in Greenville, S.C.
“Peterbilt lowered the cab and chassis of the 365 daycab, and Fontaine Modification further reduced the height of the roof and installed Mainstay’s fuel system on the chassis within an envelope required for body installation,” states a release. “Cottrell completed the truck by adding the carrier body to the chassis.”
“This challenging, cutting-edge project has been a learning experience for all involved,” Virginia Transportation president and CEO Leo Dorie says in the Mainstay announcement.
Trillium for Honda Car Hauler Fueling
“With total engagement of the finest assembled team of suppliers, engineers, innovators, designers, visionaries, and dreamers we have brought this project to a successful completion,” he said. “Virginia Transportation is honored to be next to Honda in this clean step leading to the future of auto hauling.”
Trillium CNG has built fueling facilities at two locations for Honda car haulers in Ohio (F&F, November 3) and will support the fleet in Alabama with a new CNG outlet in Talladega, east of Birmingham.
Cottrell Trailers participated in a project for a CNG-fueled Peterbilt car hauler in Los Angeles (F&F, November 24).
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Source: Mainstay Fuel Technologies with Fleets & Fuels follow-up