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CNG Trucks –Fleet Adds 100

Posted on September 6, 2013

Freightliner Trucks said that Central Freight Lines, Inc., Waco, Tex., has added 100, 2014 Freightliner M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines to its fleet of more than 1600 trucks.

Central Freight Lines is a less-than-truckload (LTL) general commodities with 51 terminals throughout the Southwest.

Don Orr, president and CEO, said Central Freight Lines is partnering to build new CNG stations in Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio as a result of the decision to convert the fleet to CNG technology.

Additionally, Central Freight Lines was able to take advantage of a Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) program that gives participants the opportunity to trade a less-efficient truck towards a cost reduction on each new CNG-fueled truck purchased. 

“We are committed to energy conservation and a cleaner environment,” said Orr. “In 2012, we purchased CNG tractors that have been servicing the Houston area with proven efficiencies. As a result, we decided to continue investing in CNG tractors, specifically Freightliner trucks because of their reliability and the company’s customer support.”

The Freightliner M2 can be spec’d for between 260 and 320 hp and up to 1000 lb.ft. of torque.