“CNG is one of the cleanest-burning fuels available, so it is an ideal option for supporting our customers’ sustainability strategies,” said Mike DelBovo, Saddle Creek Transportation president. “This trip gives us a great opportunity to showcase CNG’s ability to reduce our carbon footprint. In the course of this 5,800-mile round trip, the truck will reduce its carbon emissions by 7,656 pounds – more than a pound a mile.”
The Freightliner tractor with advanced aerodynamics belongs to Saddle Creek’s fleet of more than 140 NGVs. Its 12-liter engine has enough power to handle the variety of terrain conditions on a cross-country trip. Capable of travelling up to 600 miles when fast fueled, the truck will stop for fuel at commercial CNG stations on its route across the country.
“We’ve already travelled more than 15 million miles on natural gas in support of our customers’ local and regional delivery needs. Taking this coast-to-coast road trip is a natural next step and a great way to generate excitement for this environmentally friendly transportation solution,” added DelBovo.
Source: Saddle Creek Logistics Services