Freightliner began production of the Cascadia 113 in August 2013, and these Con-way Freight trucks are the first Cascadia day cabs with factory-installed compressed natural gas tanks to hit the road. It is the second deployment of Freightliner CNG units for Con-way Freight, which since 2011 has operated Freightliner medium-duty tractors, powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9 liter engine, on a test basis in the Chicago market.
“These new units will allow us to expand our knowledge base, particularly with respect to how the larger CNG-powered engines perform in our line-haul network,” said Randy Mullett, Con-way’s vice president of government relations and public affairs. “We believe natural gas has a viable future for heavy-duty commercial freight operations like ours.”
“We’re proud to see our first Cascadia CNG tractors with factory-installed fuel tanks join the ranks of one of the most reputable, top fleets in the nation,” said Steve Mignardi, Freightliner Trucks Director of National Accounts. “Con-way Freight has been a longtime partner and we look forward to working together as sustainable fuel technology continues to evolve.”