C.R. England held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday to debut its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractors for use in its Ontario, CA, dedicated operating division.

The Kenworth T800 tandem axle day cabs are being leased through Paccar Leasing Co. (PacLease).

“C.R. England continually strives to find and implement greener transportation options,” said Dean England, president, C.R. England. “LNG tractors use natural gas and are one of the best alternative fuels currently available. We are incredibly excited to be the largest refrigerated carrier to incorporate LNG tractors into our fleet and see great potential for future expansion.”

The tractors are powered by a 15L, 450-hp. Westport GX engine that produces horsepower, torque, and efficiency equivalent to a diesel-fueled engine, PacLease said. According to the company, a typical Class 8 tractor such as the T800 using LNG could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 27% compared to a diesel vehicle.

C.R. England said the trucks will run from Ontario to Las Vegas.

“When you’re dealing with a quality transportation company like C. R. England it is no surprise that they are on the forefront of using alternative fuels for their fleet,” said Ontario city council member Alan D. Wapner. “The city of Ontario appreciates companies who do business in our city and whose values align with our city’s Climate Action Plan.”