“Driving the Freightliner natural gas tractor appeals to me for a number of reasons,” said Nevarez. “Based on my initial estimates, using natural gas will save me several thousands of dollars every year, which as an owner-operator has an immediate impact on my business. Plus, I like that it’s a clean fuel that will leave a better future for my family.
The Cascadia® 113 CNG tractor is equipped with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty natural gas engine. Best suited for regional hauling and LTL, the engine can pull up to 80,000 lbs., making it ideal for the varied freight that Nevarez carries. The truck will also feature a 140 diesel gas equivalent (DGE) fuel tank capacity, enabling an estimated 500 to 600 miles in range.
“We’re excited for Jimmy to experience a natural gas-powered Cascadia 113, and to give the trucking community his impressions with the technology through his blog on TeamRunSmart.com,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “This tractor is a smart alternative for business-minded professionals who are seeking sustainable solutions without compromising power and performance.”
Freightliner’s Team Run Smart is an open online community of transportation industry pros developed to help owner-operators, company drivers, and fleet managers advance in the business of trucking.
Source: Freightliner Trucks