Border Valley Trading recently expanded their liquefied natural gas (LNG) fleet by adding 8 new tractors to their Brawley location. BVT deployed the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Cummins ISX 12-G Nat Gas Engine. New fueling equipment was also deployed using the Greenfix mobile LCNG fueling platform. BVT currently owns and operates 27 LNG powered units and looks forward to an additional expansion of 10 - ISX 12-G units for the Turlock operation later this year.
Reaching the 500,000 mile mark with LNG powered Kenworth T800’s
Border Valley Trading continues to find ways to help lower emissions and fuel costs. In 2008, the company began a transition from diesel powered trucks to LNG powered trucks by acquiring 20 of the liquefied natural gas-powered (LNG) Kenworth T800s. The trucks are equipped with the Westport Innovations LNG fuel system and Cummins ISX 15-liter engine. Two of those trucks have now surpassed 500,000 miles with the balance of the fleet to soon follow.
In Q4 of this year, the company will add 8 Freightliner Cascadia units powered with the ISX 12L LNG engine. This expansion will be followed with a fleet conversion of 8-10 LNG tractors at their Turlock operations. The company goal is a full fleet transition from diesel to LNG powered units along with strategic fuel site development utilizing Greenfix America LLC.
After 3 days of not being able to process any hay due to the rain storms, we are proud to announce a resumption of our production at our Brawley facility. We will be working overtime as well as over the weekend and Labor Day, September 1, in order to get caught up with our production schedule. As a result of the 3 day shut down, we will have to roll a minimal amount of bookings, we are happy to report that most shipments will ship as originally scheduled. We will be in contact with customers on any bookings that we have had to roll.
We appreciate your understanding and support during these challenging few days.
Export Sales Manager