Hexagon Agility announced that Estes Express Lines, the largest privately-owned freight carrier in North America, has ordered an additional 50 natural gas powered trucks with Hexagon Agility’s 175 diesel gallon equivalent (DGE) ProCab® CNG fuel systems.
Estes’ new trucks will be equipped with Cummins-Westport’s near-zero emissions natural gas engines and Hexagon Agility’s integrated Blue iQ®. These 50 vehicles, which will be delivered in spring of 2021, will be used in Estes’ California fleet, and are in addition to the company’s existing 21 CNG trucks operating throughout Texas. Moreover, Estes signed a fuel supply agreement to fuel its CNG trucks with renewable natural gas.
“At Estes, we believe we have a responsibility to provide top-of-the-line transportation solutions while still remaining good stewards of the Earth,” said Michael Palmer, Estes Vice President of Fleet Services. “Renewable natural gas is enabling us to drive towards carbon-negative performance while reducing costs in our LTL operations. With Hexagon Agility’s extensive expertise, we are fortunate to have them as our partner to help meet our sustainability goals.”
“Renewable natural gas is the lowest-emission fuel for truck fleets available today,” said Eric Bippus, Hexagon Agility’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Because it is reliable, lower cost than diesel, and widely available, renewable natural gas is an excellent fuel choice for contract logistics fleets.”
Source: Hexagon Agility