Con-way Freight Expands Freightliner Natural Gas-Powered Tractors in its Fleet
January 24, 2014
A new Freightliner Cascadia 113 day cab leaves a natural gas fueling station in Rock Hill, S.C. after taking on its first fill-up of compressed natural gas (CNG). Con-way Freight, one of the nation's leading commercial trucking firms, took delivery of the unit recently and is putting it into service in the Texas market. Featuring the Cummins Westport ISX 12 G natural gas-powered engine, it's Freightliner's first Cascadia 113 day cab with factory installed tanks to go into service.
Con-way Freight has added Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors to its fleet.
Freightliner began production of the Freightliner Cascadia 113 natural gas-powered tractors in August 2013, and these Con-way Freight units are the first Cascadia day cabs with factory-installed compressed natural gas tanks to hit the road.
Con-way Freight has deployed the new Cascadia 113 tractors, equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX 12 G engine, in the Texas market where the company will evaluate their performance in real-world fleet operations.
It is the second deployment of Freightliner CNG-powered units for Con-way Freight, which since 2011 has operated Freightliner medium-duty tractors, powered by the Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9 liter engine, on a test basis in the Chicago market.