Kenworth dealer provides trucks for Oakland port
Dec 12, 2008 3:32 PM
Bay Area Kenworth, Oakland CA, recently introduced Kenworth T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks into operation at the Port of Oakland, according to Kenworth information.
During the event, the Port of Oakland and its private partner, CleanAir TransPort, announced the Early Action for a Healthy Community initiative to help clean the air in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of the initiative, nine Kenworth T800 LNG trucks purchased by CleanAir TransPort from Bay Area Kenworth will be deployed over the coming months at the Port of Oakland to haul containers to and from the port.
The Port of Oakland is committed to reducing the health risk from diesel particulate matter from seaport sources by 85 percent by the year 2020. The port oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront.
A typical Class 8 LNG truck may reduce nitrogen oxide (NOx) and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 33 percent and 20 percent, respectively, compared to a diesel-fueled truck. LNG fuel typically costs up to $1 per gallon less than the diesel equivalent fuel, according to Kenworth information.
The Kenworth T800ís LNG-fueled engine provides up to 450-horsepower and 1,650 pound-foot of torque. The T800 offers manual transmission options, a large dash-mounted display to monitor the LNG level, and certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB).
As part of its efforts to help enhance fuel efficiency and reduce emissions, Bay Area Kenworth also recently hosted a Green Day attended by over 100 customers from local fleets, municipalities, and food distributors. The event featured a T800 LNG truck, Kenworth medium duty diesel-electric hybrid, and Kenworth Clean Power no-idle system.
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