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New Cascadia 113s Are First with Factory CNG Tank Assemblies
Con-way Freight, which has a network of more than 300 service centers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico, has added a pair of Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors to its fleet. They are the first off the Freightliner production line in South Carolina with factory-installed CNG fuel cylinder assemblies.
The Cascadia 113s for Con-way have ISX 12 G engines from Cummins Westport. They are being deployed in Texas, Freightliner says, and augment a pair of medium-duty Freightliner tractors with Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9 liter engines, which Con-way has operated since 2011 on a test basis in the Chicago market.
“These new units will allow us to expand our knowledge base, particularly with respect to how the larger CNG-powered engines perform in our line-haul network,” Con-way government relations and public affairs VP Randy Mullett said in a release.
‘The Opportunities for Expanded Use Will Increase’
“We believe natural gas has a viable future for heavy-duty commercial freight operations like ours,” Mullett said. “As the infrastructure matures and the units become more cost competitive, we expect the opportunities for expanded use will increase.”
“Con-way Freight has been a longtime partner and we look forward to working together as sustainable fuel technology continues to evolve,” said Freightliner national accounts director Steve Mignardi.
Freightliner continues to use compressed natural gas cylinder kits from Agility Fuel Systems.
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