Pitt Ohio, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based transportation solutions provider offering LTL, supply chain, ground and truckload services across North America, is testing a natural gas-powered Mack® Pinnacle™ Axle Back model in its fleet, the first compressed natural gas (CNG) truck in the company’s operations. Pitt Ohio, winner of several environmental and safety awards, aims to reduce its carbon footprint through the adoption of natural gas powered fleet vehicles.
The Mack Pinnacle DayCab, ideal for regional haul and less-than-truckload (LTL), is equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G, 400 hp engine with 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque. It also features dual 45 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks. With a maintenance-free after treatment, the ISX12 G engine meets both EPA 2010 and CARB emissions standards.
“Mack is pleased that Pitt Ohio is working with us to test natural gas technology in their fleet,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “Our natural gas-powered Mack Pinnacle offers the same durability and reliability that customers equate with the Mack name, along with an environmental benefit and fuel savings for our customers.”
The fuel-efficient Mack Pinnacle can be configured to run on both CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines.
(Source: Mack Trucks)