Gemini Transport Buys 50 Natural Gas Freightliners
Freightliner Trucks announced that Gemini Motor Transport LLC has purchased up to 50 new Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas day cab units to provide fuel distribution to the over 300 Love’s Travel Stops throughout the USA. Gemini will purchase and take delivery of the vehicles in the fourth quarter, Freightliner said.
Gemini has been testing the Freightliner Cascadia equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX G since September 2012. “We’ve had great success with the CNG engine to deliver fuel to Love’s Travel Stops,” said Brent Bergevin, director of transport for Gemini Transport. “The CNG engine has a 450-mile range, and we’ve seen a significant cost benefit in using CNG as a transportation fuel.”
Along with the ISX12 G engine, which is rated 400 hp with 1450 lb.ft. of torque, the trucks include Allison 4000HS transmissions, and 90 diesel gallon equivalent compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel tanks.
Currently available for order, full production of the Cascadia 113 natural gas begins in the third quarter of this year, the company said.