Saddle Creek Adds Freightliner CNG Tractors to Fleet

Freightliner Trucks announced that Saddle Creek Corp. has added 40 Freightliner Business Class M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors, doubling its fleet of Freightliner CNG tractors.

Headquartered in Lakeland, Fla., Saddle Creek is a third-party logistics company providing integrated supply chain solutions nationwide. The additional Freightliner CNG tractors reinforce the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and fuel-efficient operations.

“Saddle Creek was very pleased with the level of customer service demonstrated by both our dealership, Tampa Truck Center, and by Freightliner,” said Mike DelBovo, President of Saddle Creek Transportation. “We have learned a lot from the first 40 trucks and are very excited about the next 40 as we continue to implement natural gas technology across our truckload operations in the southeast.”

Each of Saddle Creek’s tractors will be specially outfitted with a 140-gallon fuel system, allowing for an approximate range of 550 to 575 miles per day, depending on the application.

The Freightliner M2 112 CNG is powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9-liter natural gas engine, one of the most economical and dependable engines on the road. Featuring a maintenance-free three-way catalyst, and no diesel particulate filter regeneration required, the ISL G also lowers overall cost of operations.

“Saddle Creek has demonstrated that natural gas is an environmentally-friendly option that also reduces fuel costs,” said Robert Carrick, vocational sales manager – natural gas, for Freightliner Trucks. “We will continue to provide our customers with sustainable and innovative solutions.”

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