TransChicago Truck Group, headquartered in Elmhurst, Ill., recently delivered two Freightliner Cummins-powered compressed natural gas-fueled trucks to Exel, part of the Supply Chain division of Deutsche Post DHL. “Having completed more than 50 CNG-powered units distributed nationally, we are excited to have units now running in the Chicagoland area,” says Mark Stamper, TransChicago general sales manager.
The Illinois Clean Diesel Grant Program assisted with funding. “After two years of working with Exel and the Illinois Clean Diesel Grant Program, we are extremely excited to be a part of the future of our industry,” says James Balkonis, TransChicago vice president of service operations.
Doug Cayce, TransChicago president, recognized that CNG is a large part of the future of commercial transportation in the United States and got behind the program two years ago by being one of the first in the area to install an onsite CNG fill station. “Alternative fuels are clearly the responsible direction we need to take as an industry striving to achieve a greener environment,” Cayce says.