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Saddle Creek Reaches 50 Million Miles on CNG, Strengthens Commitment

 

Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced that it continues to expand its CNG operations as its CNG fleet reaches the 50-million-mile mark this month. Since its launch in 2012, Saddle Creek’s CNG fleet has grown from 40 tractors to 200 dedicated tractors to meet customer demand. By using CNG trucks instead of diesel, Saddle Creek has replaced more than 9 million gallons of diesel with natural gas.

Saddle Creek’s environmentally-friendly fleet now serves the Southeast and Southwest with operations in Lakeland and Jacksonville, Florida; Atlanta and Valdosta, Georgia; and Fort Worth, Texas. Fortune 500 companies and major retailers are tapping this eco-friendly fleet to support of their corporate sustainability programs.

Saddle Creek continues to regularly upgrade its fleet technology and is now operating the sixth generation of Freightliner CNG trucks. To accommodate the growing fleet, Saddle Creek recently completed a $1.5-million upgrade to the fueling facility at its headquarters in Lakeland, Florida. To further reduce emissions, Saddle Creek is in the process of converting 50 older diesel tractors into dual fuel CNG-diesel vehicles.

“The 50-million-mile mark is a significant milestone for our CNG program,” said Mike DelBovo, president, Saddle Creek Transportation. “We look forward to working with our industry partners to expand the nation’s infrastructure to support the adoption of natural gas as a fuel source on an even broader scale.”