Cadec Global announced that Willow Run Foods has added Cadec’s PowerVue software to its Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet of vehicles in addition to its existing diesel fleet vehicles. Willow Run Foods is the first distributor in the United States to deliver goods regionally using CNG.
Willow Run Foods specializes in food distribution for fast food chains throughout the Northeast. As part of the company’s Alternative Transportation Project, the CNG trucks will run mostly in New York City, Long Island and northern New Jersey, helping to offset a high-traffic region with significant greenhouse gas emissions.
Cadec’s PowerVue is a SaaS-based fleet management system that provides best-in-class fleet management features in an easy-to-use, secure and reliable system combined with in-cab hardware designed specifically for private fleets.
Willow Run Foods is using PowerVue to track the CNG vehicles’ fuel consumption, along with other driver and fleet information such as driver behavior and productivity, on-time delivery data, vehicle operation and safety.
“Willow Run Foods is a long-time partner of ours and we’re proud to be a part of their CNG initiative,” said Angela Shue, chief customer officer, Cadec Global Inc.
“Adding CNG vehicles to Cadec PowerVue was an easy and seamless process,” said Len Basso, vice president, operations, Willow Run Foods. “PowerVue allows us to track the use of natural gas versus diesel vehicles and the impact both types of trucks have on our fuel costs. With this additional information, we’re able to more easily determine our future CNG vehicle needs.”
The CNG vehicle project is expected to save the company one hundred thousand dollars annually.