Greatwide Logistics, Dallas, announced the deployment of three alternative-fuel vehicles in its fleet.
Switching from diesel fuel to cleaner burning compressed natural gas, the 2012 Freightliner M2s will support Greatwide’s Ontario operations.
“As the economy rises and falls with fuel prices, we have a responsibility to look for smart ways to reduce our costs,” said Bill Doherty, Chief Operating Officer at Greatwide. “Through this pilot program, we will determine whether natural gas vehicles will pay dividends in terms of future fuel savings all while measuring the performance of the vehicles.”
Traveling more than 250,000 miles a year, the three-unit fleet will support Greatwide’s Nordstrom Ontario operations and is expected to reduce 117.8 tons of carbon and 421.8 tons of CO2 emissions per year, according to the company. Based on current fuel prices, the conversion is expected to save approximately 38,000 gallons of fuel per year.
Printer Friendly Version
Email This Story
Fleets: Related News
9/21/2011 – Gordon Trucking Implements Hair Testing
Gordon Trucking, Pacific, Wash., has begun drug screening all applicants via hair samples with the goal of reducing new driver accidents within the first crucial months of employment. …
9/21/2011 – Schneider Logistics Offering Innovative Shared LTL Service
Schneider Logistics unveiled a new service for shippers with reoccurring less-than-truckload moves. Integrated Delivery Services (IDS) uses Schneider’s Supply Chain management technology, cross-docking abilities and dedicated trucking experience to provide a new, cost-effective supply chain solution for shippers willing to share the ride….
9/21/2011 – Greatwide Adds ‘Green’ to Fleet
Greatwide Logistics, Dallas, announced the deployment of three alternative-fuel vehicles in its fleet….
9/20/2011 – Old Dominion Opens Another Service Center in Pennsylvania
Old Dominion Freight Line opened a new service center in Altoona, Pa., in response to significant growth in the region….
9/19/2011 – YRC Completes Restructuring
Shareholders of YRC Wordwide Friday voted overwhelmingly in favor of its restructuring….
9/16/2011 – A. Duie Pyle to Celebrate Allentown, Penn., Expansion
A. Duie Pyle is planning a celebration of its expanding capabilities in Pennsylvania with the recent opening of the company’s newest Service Center in Allentown. A special event for local customers and dignitaries will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12….
9/16/2011 – UPS To Offer Customer-Controlled Package Delivery Service
UPS announced the launch of UPS My Choice, a new service that places greater control over home delivery in the hands of the consumer….
9/13/2011 – Old Dominion Opens Service Center in Madison, Wis.
Old Dominion Freight Line opened its newest service center in Madison, WIs., after experiencing sustained growth in the region….
9/12/2011 – Pacer Testing LNG Trucks in Southern California Operations
Pacer International is testing a number of liquefied natural gas powered trucks for its Southern California Cartage fleet. The trucks will operate through Pacer’s cartage subsidiary, Pacer Cartage….
9/8/2011 – Ryder and Staples to Use CNG Tractors in Southern California
Ryder announced that it and Staples have agreed to add 10 heavy-duty compressed natural gas tractors to Ryder’s dedicated fleet servicing Staples, the world’s largest office products company….
9/8/2011 – Arizona Court Rules Swift Must Face Employee Claims in Court
After eight years of legal proceedings, an Arizona Supreme Court ruling has concluded that truckers working for Swift who claim the company routinely shorts drivers for mileage may take their case to trial….
9/7/2011 – Kenan Advantage Group Grows Gas Business with JBK Acquisition
Kenan Advantage Group, a large tank truck transporter and logistics provider based in North Canton, Ohio, has completed its acquisition of Jack B. Kelley Inc., which it says is the largest independent transporter of industrial gases in the United States….
9/7/2011 – Schneider Ramping up New Oil Field Service
Schneider National is hiring 500 new drivers as part of its new service to support hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” companies….
9/6/2011 – Old Dominion Freight Line Sued for Disability Discrimination
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed suit against Old Dominion Freight Line, alleging the carrier violated federal law by discriminating against at least one truck driver because of self-reported alcohol abuse….
9/1/2011 – MinStar Transport Introduces Double-Deck Trailer System
MinStar Transport, a dry van carrier based in Eagan, Minn.,, launched its new Double Deck Trailer System. MinStar’s can help companies double the amount of freight carried on a single truck while reducing shipping costs….
8/31/2011 – UPS Buys 100 All-Electric Vehicles for California
UPS purchased 100 all-electric delivery vehicles for deployment in California to replace diesel trucks….
8/31/2011 – FedEx Freight Expands Service in Mexico
FedEx Freight will now serve three additional markets in Mexico….
8/30/2011 – ATT Deploys 4,000th Alternative-Fuel Vehicle
ATT deployed its 4,000th alternative-fuel vehicle in its corporate vehicle fleet. ATT also announced that it has deployed its 3,000th compressed natural gas vehicle….
8/29/2011 – Con-way Truckload Announces Healthcare Package for Owner-Operators
Con-way Truckload announced a new program where owner-operators will have the opportunity to obtain healthcare benefits provided by a third-party insurance carrier….
8/26/2011 – Roadrunner Transportation Systems Buying Prime Logistics Corp.
Roadrunner Transportation Systems will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Prime Logistics Corp. for approximately $97.5 million….
8/26/2011 – Robert Heath Trucking to Install Fleet-Wide TrailerTails
Robert Heath Trucking of Lubbock, Texas, will install fuel-saving aerodynamic TrailerTails from ATDynamics, also known as boat tails, across its entire fleet of trailers….
8/24/2011 – Old Dominion Announces Rate Increase
Old Dominion Freight Line will increase its base rates by about 4.9% effective Sept. 6….
8/23/2011 – Prime Driver Chosen for USA Triathlon Team
Endurance Films, USA Triathlon’s official film production supplier, selected 11 members for its inaugural sponsored triathlon racing team, including Prime Inc. driver Siphiwe Baleka….
8/22/2011 – Marten to Transport 9/11 Memorial Artifacts
A specially customized Marten Transport trailer will carry metal artifacts from the collapsed World Trade Center twin towers to Hattiesburg, Miss., to become part of a permanent memorial at The University of Southern Mississippi….
8/19/2011 – Swift Offering Cross-Border Intermodal Service
Swift Transportation announced a new Intermodal container service into and out of Mexico….
8/19/2011 – GTI Buys Buske
Gordon Trucking Inc., Pacific, Wash., has bought Buske Truck Lines, Edwardsville, Ill., increasing Gordon’s fleet by 150 trucks and 375 trailers….
8/18/2011 – PeopleNet Recognizes Customer Innovators at User Conference
PeopleNet announced the recipients of its Innovator of the Year Award, which the company gives to four organizations in four fleet categories that demonstrate leadership in using PeopleNet to create unique solutions that drive ROI….
8/18/2011 – Old Dominion Freight Line to Expand in Indianapolis
Old Dominion Freight Line announced a major expansion of its regional hub in Indianapolis….