PITT OHIO Tests Natural Gas-Powered MACK® Pinnacle® in its Fleet
GREENSBORO, NC (Oct. 17, 2013) – Mack Trucks announced today that PITT OHIO is testing a natural gas-powered MACK® Pinnacle™ Axle Back model in its fleet, the first natural gas truck in the company’s operations.
“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.”
PITT OHIO, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a transportation solutions provider offering LTL, supply chain, ground and truckload services.
“PITT OHIO and Mack Trucks have had a successful partnership for many years,” said Denny Martin, director of maintenance. “Mack’s commitment to PITT OHIO as a customer, along with their confidence in the product, made choosing Mack to manufacture our first exclusively natural gas-powered tractor an easy decision. PITT OHIO prides itself on being an environmentally conscious transportation provider, and we are constantly looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint, not only in our fleet but throughout the entire company.”
The Mack Pinnacle DayCab, ideal for regional haul and LTL, is equipped with a Cummins Westport ISX12 G, 400 hp engine with 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque. With a maintenance-free after treatment, the ISX12 G engine meets both EPA 2010 and CARB emissions standards.
The natural gas-powered Pinnacle model features dual 45 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks. Known for its lightweight yet strong frame and aerodynamic design, the Pinnacle model easily handles heavy loads, delivering the brawn needed to get the job done.
The fuel-efficient Mack Pinnacle can be configured to run on both CNG and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
PITT OHIO is just the most recent customer to utilize Mack natural gas solutions in its fleet. UPS, a global leader in logistics that offers a broad range of solutions for the transportation of packages and freight, recently ordered 122 LNG-powered Mack Pinnacle models. Mack also offers natural gas-powered MACK® TerraPro® Low Entry and MACK® TerraPro® Cabover refuse models.
The natural gas Pinnacle model will be displayed in Mack booth #904 at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition Oct. 19-22 in Orlando, Fla.
A compressed natural gas-powered MACK® Pinnacle™ model built as a test truck for PITT OHIO is on display in Mack booth #904 at the American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.