Kane Is Able announced that it is adding seven natural gas vehicles manufactured by Volvo Trucks at the New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia. The Volvo VNL daycab models feature a 12-liter Cummins-Westport ISX12 G engine, and are designed to have optimal maneuverability. Each truck’s range is approximately 425 miles between fueling.
The new NGVs will produce up to 20% fewer greenhouse gas emissions and significantly less smog-producing pollutants than their petroleum-fueled counterparts. Advances in vehicle technology now make it feasible to use CNG commercial trucks for long hauls and in the mountainous terrain of the northeastern and western states.
“We have a long-standing commitment to sustainable operations,” said Pete Westermann, president and CEO of KANE. “Volvo Trucks is an acknowledged industry leader in natural gas-powered vehicle technology. Adding these natural gas trucks to our fleet makes good fiscal and environmental sense.”
A team of KANE officials recently visited Volvo’s Dublin plant for a review of the trucks while they are in assembly. The vehicles, expected to be delivered by August, will operate out of the freight company’s Scranton, Pennsylvania, business campus.
Source: Kane Is Able