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Fleet Owner / June 27, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC. Mack Trucks showed off a liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered Mack Pinnacle model here this week at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.

The displayed tractor was built for UPS and has been in test service in Greensboro, NC for the package delivery giant. The truck has been running two 350-400 mi. shifts per day, hauling loads of up to 80,000 lbs. hauling both single and double trailers. UPS has since placed an order for 122 additional units scheduled to be delivered throughout the fourth quarter of 2013.

The tractor is equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine and offers maintenance-free aftertreatment meeting both EPA 2010 and CARB emissions standards. The powerplant offers 400 hp. and 1,450 lbs.-ft of torque.

“Because ACT Expo is North America’s largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology show, we felt it was an important venue to demonstrate the purposeful design that makes our Mack Pinnacle a leading natural gas-powered highway truck in the market,” said Roy Horton, Mack powertrain product marketing manager. “We have a long-standing relationship with UPS on the diesel side, and we take great pride in the fact that they’ve turned to us for natural gas vehicles as well.”

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Mack Trucks (err Volvo) showed off an LNG-powered Mack Pinnacle...........The tractor was built for UPS.........UPS has since placed an order for 122 additional units...........The tractor is equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine.
Apparently UPS didn't like the Volvo D13 LNG.
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Mack Trucks (err Volvo) showed off an LNG-powered Mack Pinnacle...........The tractor was built for UPS.........UPS has since placed an order for 122 additional units...........The tractor is equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine.
Apparently UPS didn't like the Volvo D13 LNG.

Just look at the latest Bulldog Magazine ,,,,,,,How in the hell are you going to sell a LNG powered truck with a fuel attendant with static ground cable, fire retardant clothing,full face mask and acid looking grade gloves,,,,,,not to mention he looks scared in the picture approaching the tank

http://www.macktrucks.com/assets/mack/Bulldog/Bulldog_2013_Q1.pdf

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Thanks for hearing me out.

You can have the soap box now---------JIM

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Just look at the latest Bulldog Magazine ,,,,,,,How in the hell are you going to sell a LNG powered truck with a fuel attendant with static ground cable, fire retardant clothing,full face mask and acid looking grade gloves,,,,,,not to mention he looks scared in the picture approaching the tank

http://www.macktrucks.com/assets/mack/Bulldog/Bulldog_2013_Q1.pdf

He is not scare but very concerned about who may walk up behind him with a burning weed in his mouth and hand it to him.

glenn akers

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Looks like just a visor and gloves. That said, natural gas fueling isn't ready for mass market- It's only suited for companies willing to invest in six figure fueling facilities, employee training, and scrapping the truck at the end of it's life.

Hello GG,,,FR's are not mandated for fueling LNG but if -160 degrees Fahrenheit hits polyester or skin it does damage

CNG is here at the pumps now for $1,99 but its 40 miles away and the government is kicking the can with

any infer-structure (stations) All the car makers are ready now,,,But not enough infer-structure

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Thanks for hearing me out.

You can have the soap box now---------JIM

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