Firm Will Initially Convert 25 Class 8 Tractors:
Freightliner Cascadias to Be Supplied by Ryder
U.S. Oil has disclosed a contract with Northeast Foods for a Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas fueling station in Baltimore. Northeast Foods will initially convert twenty-five Class 8 tractors to run on CNG in the Baltimore market, U.S. Oil says. updated September 10
Northeast expects to sign with Ryder this week for the 25 vehicles, which will be Freightliner Cascadia tractors, says fleet manager John Sfakianos. They will have ISX12 G engines from Cummins Westport and CNG fuel systems by Quantum. Northeast and its affiliates operate hundreds of vehicles, Sfakianos told F&F.
“We selected U.S. Oil as our partner based on the company’s ability to meet our customers’ extremely high operational and environmental standards in a manner that strategically positions our company to benefit from the future growth of CNG in the transportation industry,” Northeast transportation and logistics VP Chuck Paterakis says in the announcement.
Paterakis told F&F that he expects the new trucks to be operating by the end of the second quarter of 2015.
Northeast Foods is a family-owned company employing more than 2,000 people with a service area reaching 23 states, U.S. Oil says: “They have been the bakery provider for McDonald’s and other fast-food restaurants since the 1960’s.”
I-95 and I-895
U.S. Oil says it now has 32 Gain Clean Fuel stations either operating or under construction throughout the U.S., “offering regional and national carriers a lower-cost, more environmentally-friendly fueling option for their fleets.”
The new station for Baltimore will be located at the intersection of Interstates 95 and 895, U.S. Oil says, supporting Northeast Foods and its subsidiary H&S Bakery’s regional distribution routes.
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Source: U.S. Oil/Gain Clean Fuel with Fleets & Fuels follow-up