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Longistics Adds Fuel-Efficient Truck To Transportation Fleet

Posted: April 26, 2012

Cutting-Edge Kenworth T700 Has Near-Zero Emissions

And Is California Certified Clean Idle

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Longistics, a full-service provider of global logistics solutions (http://www.longistics.com), has announced the addition of an innovative new truck to its transportation line. The fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 has a Cummins ISX SmartTorque (ST) engine that meets EPA 2010 emissions standards and is California Certified Clean Idle, all while delivering up to 1,750 lb-ft of torque and increasing fuel economy up to 3 percent. As gas prices hover around $4, this premium engine will enable Longistics to do its part to conserve a valuable resource. The truck’s shape contributes to its fuel efficiency by merging the hood, fenders, roof, headlamps, bumper and fairings into a precise shape so that this Kenworth model has the lowest aerodynamic drag of any other Kenworth truck. The Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and exhaust gas circulation system allow the T700 to produce near-zero emissions as well.

Since 1984, Longistics’ mission has been to be one of the most innovative logistics providers in the marketplace, in addition to one of the best alternatives for service and value for customers’ transportation and distribution needs. Longistics’ truck fleet was one of the first to have satellite tracking, and the company has developed sophisticated software for inventory control and Internet tracking as part of its continuing efforts to improve its already strong service record.

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“Longistics remains committed to innovative technologies and to providing top-quality client service,” said Duane Long, chairman and co-founder of Longistics. “With today’s soaring gas prices, we believe that the Kenworth T700 model represents the future of trucking logistics.”

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– For more information about the Kenworth T700, visit http://www.kenworth.com/trucks/t700.aspx.

ABOUT LONGISTICS:

Located in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Longistics is a full-service provider of global logistics solutions that specializes in cold-chain logistical support and problem solving services for a broad range of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors of high value, high security products. A leading provider of third-party logistics, Longistics has a worldwide reach and growing presence in China, and other emerging markets around the world. Longistics provides transportation, warehousing and Foreign Trade Zone management operations at FTZ 214, located in the Global TransPark, and FTZ 93, located adjacent to the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Capabilities include: supply chain studies, vendor managed inventories, transportation, technology, infrastructure, FTZ zone operations, domestic warehousing services, order fulfillment, kitting and sub-assembly, and value-added programs. For more information, visit http://www.longistics.com.