Modern Transportation deploys only LNG tractors along route

Modern Transportation, a bulk logistics solutions provider, has started serving the Owens Corning Roofing plant in Savannah, GA, with vehicles powered only by 12L natural gas-fueled engines.

The high volume, dedicated service between Sanford, NC, and Savannah, GA, began on April 18. The tractors running the route are Freightliner Cascadia day cabs with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G LNG engine. Old Dominion Truck Leasing leases the trucks to Modern Transportation.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to operate the first production transportation service powered by 12L natural gas engines,” said Patrick Cozzens, president of Modern Transportation. “Along with our partners who made this happen and Owens Corning who ‘drove’ the idea, we’re committed to delivering high quality logistics solutions in the safest, greenest and most sustainable fashion. As a participant in the natural gas production industry, we’re also delighted to utilize America’s own shale gas reserves to power our fleet.”

A Clean Energy fuel station in Latta, SC, is supplying the LNG for the route, which is nearly 600 mi. and can be completed on a single tank of fuel.

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