C.R. England announced today a multi-year liquefied natural gas bulk fueling agreement to be supplied by Shell. C.R. England will replace existing diesel trucks with LNG-powered trucks with Cummins Engine’s new 12 liter spark-ignited ISX engine. The trucks will service 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, chief operating officer 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.”
C.R. England announced its first entry into the LNG truck market in October 2011 to test five LNG-powered trucks in operation between Ontario, Calif., and Las Vegas for Coca-Cola. The company also has tested Cummins-Westport 9-liter compressed natural gas-powered day cab tractors in local dedicated operations.