Three Compressed Natural Gas Trucks Added to Operation
DALLAS — Sept. 20, 2011 — Greatwide Logistics Services, a nationwide provider of transportation and third-party logistics services, announced the deployment of three alternative-fuel vehicles in its fleet. From diesel fuel to cleaner burning compressed natural gas, the 2012 Freightliner M2s will support Greatwide’s Ontario operations.
“As the economy rises and falls with fuel prices, we have a responsibility to look for smart ways to reduce our costs," said Bill Doherty, Chief Operating Officer at Greatwide. “Through this pilot program, we will determine whether natural gas vehicles will pay dividends in terms of future fuel savings all while measuring the performance of the vehicles."
Traveling more than 250,000 miles a year, the 3-unit fleet will support Greatwide’s Nordstrom Ontario operations and is expected to reduce 117.8 tons of carbon and 421.8 tons of CO2 emissions per year, according to the company. Based on current fuel prices, the conversion is expected to save approximately 38,000 gallons of fuel per year.
About Greatwide Logistics Services
Greatwide Logistics Services is a privately held third-party logistics provider serving the United States and Canada. Greatwide offers an integrated service platform to customers including dedicated, irregular route truckload, full-service truckload brokerage, warehouse-based logistics and managed transportation services. Greatwide is the largest provider of dedicated refrigerated transportation in the United States. The company ranks 11th among Transport Topics’ Top 50 Logistics Providers, is a Food Logistics Top 70 3PL Provider and an Inbound Logistics Top 100 Motor Carrier. For more information, visit www.greatwide.com or follow the company on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Greatwide and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/greatwide.