The move is expected to cut about 400,000 gallons of diesel fuel in 2012, and to cut well-to-wheel greenhouse gas by 23 percent versus diesel-powered engines.
Transportation management and logistics provider Transplace said that it executed a transportation plan that focused on keeping costs down for the beverage manufacturer. The companies have a five-year arrangement. Transplace manages the carriers and the fueling options within the network, and Glacier Transportation deployed the fleet.
A number of companies are testing a transition to CNG fleets. In January, AT&T ordered 1,200 Chevrolet Express CNG cargo vans for delivery to its service centers nationwide, in General Motors’ largest ever order of CNG vehicles. Refuse collection firm Waste Management announced a pilot program across four states to introduce natural-gas powered Rotopress waste collection trailers.
Also, Veolia ES Solid Waste revved up Indiana’s first fleet of CNG powered refuse trucks in April.
Source: The Environmental Leader