AMP Americas, a company engaged in compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure build-out and natural gas vehicle conversions and operations, has taken delivery of its first Kenworth T660 Class 8 tractor outfitted with the new Cummins Westport Inc. (CWI) ISX12 G natural gas engine.
In partnership with Fair Oaks Farms, AMP Americas has been running a total of 42 CNG trucks that feature CWI's 8.9-liter natural gas engine. That fleet has logged nearly 9 million miles on a regular route from Indiana to Tennessee.
Now that the ISX12 G is making its way into the market, the companies plan on shifting all of those trucks to the new 11.9-liter powerplant. Each new truck will also feature 136 DGE of CNG storage via behind-the-cab tanks from Agility Fuel Systems and side-rail tanks from Trilogy Engineered Systems. With this much on-board storage, the trucks will run 600 miles between fill-ups.
‘Our trucks will now be stronger and get even better mileage on the road,’ said Nathan Laurell, CEO of AMP Americas.
Mark Maloney, AMP Americas' director of business development, tells NGT News that the company is aiming to have all 42 trucks moved to the ISX12 G platform by October.