The first natural gas trucks in the new Paccar Leasing (PacLease) rental program have rolled off the Kenworth assembly line. The liquefied natural gas (LNG) Kenworth T800s will be available for renting on July 15 at Kenworth Sales Company’s Salt Lake City dealership and PacLease franchise location at 2125 South Constitution Blvd., West Valley City, Utah.

The rental program is being offered by PacLease and its local Kenworth Sales Company franchise and Blu LNG.

The trucks will be available for month-to-month rental terms on a first-come, first-served basis. With 48 hours notice, the trucks can also be moved to select Kenworth Sales Company-PacLease locations throughout the four western states where Blu has recently completed construction of LNG fueling stations.

The three Idaho locations are in Boise, Idaho Falls and Jerome. In Utah, there are three in Salt Lake City, and one in Salina and one in Washington. There are also locations in Las Vegas, Nev., and Pendleton, Ore. 

The first trucks to come off the assembly line are tandem axle day cab units specified for local and regional-haul operations with 80,000 lb. GVW ratings. Trucks spec’d for sleeper and heavy-haul operations will follow later in July.

To reserve an LNG powered rental truck, contact Kenworth Sales Company PacLease at (801) 487-4162, or Blu LNG at (801) 886-7200.

Four types of truck configurations will eventually be available for rental. Each will feature the Kenworth T800 equipped with one 120-gal. LNG fuel tank, a 15L Westport high-pressure direct injection (HPDI) engine and manual transmission in various specifications.

The local delivery configuration will feature a day cab, single drive axle and a weight rating of 65,000 GVW. The regional haul configuration will feature a day cab, tandem drive axle and a weight rating of 80,000 GVW. The line haul configuration will feature a 38-in. sleeper, tandem or tridem drive axles and a weight rating of 80,000 GVW. The heavy haul configuration will feature day cab or 38-in. sleeper, heavy-duty tridem drive axles and maximum weight ratings that meet local state weight laws.

PacLease can also provide long-haul units with dual LNG tanks for fleets with longer operating ranges.