Freightliner Trucks announced that Central Freight Lines Inc. added 100 2014 Freightliner M2 112 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors equipped with Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engines to its fleet. The Freightliner M2 112 with natural gas can be spec’ed with engines from 260 to 320 HP and up to 1,000 lb./ft. of torque.
According to Don Orr, president and chief executive officer of Central Freight Lines, the Waco, Texas-based less-than-truckload carrier is partnering to build new CNG stations in Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio. Additionally, the company was able to take advantage of a Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) program that gives participants the opportunity to trade a less-efficient truck towards a cost reduction on each new CNG-fueled truck purchased.
“We are committed to energy conservation and a cleaner environment,” Orr said. “In 2012, we purchased CNG tractors that have been servicing the Houston area. As a result of their proven efficiency, we decided to continue investing in CNG tractors, specifically Freightliner trucks.”
Founded in 1925, Central Freight Lines operates more than 1,600 trucks from a network of 51 terminals throughout the southwest.