With a natural gas powered fleet of 40 Kenworth T680 trucks with 12-liter Cummins engines, Grupo Transportes Monterrey (GTM) has the goal of acquiring 60 more units with these characteristics by 2019, thus completing a vehicle fleet of 100 trucks with this alternative technology, according to Jorge Casares, general director of the company.
A couple of weeks ago, he said, the company carried out the commissioning of its compressed natural gas (CNG) service station, which is currently reserved for refueling the tanks of its units; however, it could also provide services to third parties later on.
To date, he said, these vehicles offer an autonomy of 1.200 km, which is enough to cover the routes from Laredo to Monterrey and San Luis Potosí, in Mexico, thus having the possibility to stock up on their station.
The businessman explained that the objective of acquiring natural gas vehicles is mainly due to their responsibility with the environment and the commitment established three years ago to reduce their carbon footprint. The use of these units, he said, has allowed them to reduce their CO2 emissions by 30% per truck.