One of the world's biggest temperature-controlled carriers, C. R. England, made news last week with an announcement of a multi-year liquefied natural gas (LNG) bulk fueling agreement with Shell, showing the company remains committed to converting it's North American fleet to alternative-fuel vehicles. C.R. England will replace existing diesel trucks with LNG powered trucks utilizing the new 12-liter spark-ignited ISX engine for service in southern California, the most mature market for natural gas on-highway transportation in the United States.
"C.R. England continually strives to find and implement greener transportation options," said Zach England, CEO of C.R. England. "We believe natural gas is the best alternative fuel to diesel currently available for long-haul Class 8 trucks. In addition to reducing emissions, we believe there is the potential to reduce fuel costs and operate trucks that run quieter than those using diesel. We are incredibly excited to incorporate LNG tractors into our fleet and see great potential for future expansion."
LNG has the potential to offer significant fuel cost savings compared to conventional diesel, while it reduces greenhouse gas emissions, from production to use, compared to conventional diesel and bio-diesel in new engines. Burning LNG in spark-ignited engines is quieter than burning diesel in combustion engines, and LNG-fueled trucks can operate for longer where noise restrictions apply, for example delivering to supermarkets in residential areas.
C.R. England is one of North America's largest transportation providers and this fueling agreement continues their integration of LNG powered trucks into their fleet. To read more, click HERE.