MATS: Kenworth unveils natural gas-powered T440

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kenworth has introduced a natural gas-powered version of its T440 truck, aimed at local, regional and vocational applications.

The truck is powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G engine and can meet EPA2010 emissions requirements without selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or diesel particulate filters (DPFs).

Kenworth announced the new truck at the Mid-America Trucking Show and says it’s now accepting orders. Options include an extended day cab and 38-inch AeroCab FlatTop sleeper.

Kenworth officials said the new truck can operate on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG), which is more popular in Canada. An Allison automatic transmission comes standard.

“There is growing demand in CNG and LNG vehicles across the United States and Canada. The natural gas-powered Kenworth T440 offers outstanding horsepower, torque and performance and provides an excellent, low-emission and cost-effective transportation solution for local and regional haul fleets,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “The tight turning radius and lightweight chassis also make the T440 natural gas vehicle an excellent choice in a mixer or dump application.”

The T440 can be spec’d with a GVW ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs to a light Class 8 at 68,000 lbs.

More info is available through Kenworth dealers.

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