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  • Saddle Creek Corp. Invests in Natural Gas Trucks


    Source: NGVA Newsletter
    10/1/11



    On Wednesday, Saddle Creek Corp., a nationwide third-party logistics provider, announced that the company is investing in natural gas trucks for its for-hire fleet as part of the company's commitment to sustainability. The company has agreed to purchase 40 Freightliner CNG trucks and plans to add 40 more in early 2012.
    The company says that Saddle Creek's new tractors will reduce the fleet's carbon footprint by approximately 103,000 pounds per truck each year - the equivalent of planting 85,760 trees. The NGVs are also significantly quieter than their diesel counterparts. When idling, the entire fleet of 40 alternative fuel tractors will produce the same decibel level as just four diesel trucks. Saddle Creek is expected to take delivery of the natural gas trucks by the end of the year, and plans to be fully operational in early 2012. The trucks will be based at the company's headquarter campus in Lakeland, Fla., and will handle deliveries throughout the Florida peninsula and southern Georgia. To provide fuel for the trucks, Saddle Creek is building a CNG fueling station at the Lakeland campus - the first such facility constructed for a for-hire fleet in Floridatom.collins@saddlecrk.com
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    15 Peterbilts converted by AGILITY enter service in Galveston

    http://www.ngtnews.com/e107_plugins/...p?content.7638

    Freight Carrier Taking CNG Peterbilts To The Road

    by NGT News on Thursday 23 February 2012

    Last week, for-hire general-freight carrier Central Freight Lines (CFL) announced that it will test 15 new Peterbilt natural-gas-powered tractors through a grant from the Houston-Galveston Area Council...

    The 15 new trucks are 2013 Peterbilt 384 4X2 models equipped with 75-gallon diesel equivalent compressed natural gas (CNG) units from Agility Fuel Systems and ISL-G 320/2200 engines from Cummins Westport.
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      Re: 15 Peterbilts converted by AGILITY enter service in Galveston

      Here's the 5 min YouTube of Saddle Creek's program managers/drivers talking about their 120 CNG truck acquisition.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ5UWxPAYKs
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        Sept 28, 2017 - Saddle Creek has been named a 2017 SmartWay High Performer by the EPA. Saddle Creek s fleet of almost 200 trucks run on CNG, one of the cleanest-burning alternative fuels. First launched in Lakeland, FL in 2012, its CNG operations have expanded to include Jacksonville, FL; Atlanta and Valdosta, GA; and Fort Worth, TX. Our eco-friendly fleet traveled more than 20 million miles in the past year.

        In the aftermath of Hurricane IrmaThe natural gas fleet has been running without concern for the diesel fuel shortage that has challenged traditional fleets.

        https://www.sclogistics.com/epa-reco...dly-cng-fleet/
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