Hexagon Agility Provides Additional CNG Fuel Systems (RNG) to Estes
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Costa Mesa, Calif., May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Hexagon Agility, a leading global provider of natural gas transportation solutions, today announced that Estes Express Lines, the largest private freight carrier in North America, had ordered a 50 natural gas-powered trucks with the 175 gallon diesel equivalent (DGE) ProCab® Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) / Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) fuel systems from Hexagon Agility, the market leader .
Estes’ new trucks will feature Cummins-Westport’s near-zero-emission natural gas engines and Hexagon Agility’s integrated Blue iQ®. These new trucks will be delivered in spring 2021 and used in the California Estes fleet.
Estes has signed a fuel supply agreement to power its CNG trucks with RNG. RNG, made from organic waste, is a fully interchangeable pipeline grade gas with CNG and is the cleanest commercial fuel available. When it comes from agricultural waste, it can produce a negative carbon footprint.
Estes was founded in 1931 and currently ranks among the top 10 national under-truck carriers with over 20,000 employees and a fleet of over 8,000 tractors and 30,000 trailers. These 50 new CNG / RNG trucks join Estes’ 21 CNG / RNG trucks operating throughout Texas.
“At Estes, we believe we have a responsibility to provide premium transportation solutions while remaining good stewards of the Earth,” said Michael Palmer, Estes vice president, Fleet Services. “RNG allows us to move towards negative carbon performance while reducing the costs of our LTL operations. Thanks to the vast expertise of Hexagon Agility, we are fortunate to have them as a partner to help us achieve our sustainability goals. “
“Renewable natural gas is the cleanest fuel currently available for truck fleets,” said Eric Bippus, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Hexagon Agility. “Due to its reliability, lower cost than diesel and wide availability, RNG is an excellent fuel choice for contract logistics fleets.”
For more information:
Jelena Rowe, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications, Hexagon Agility
Phone: +1 310 872 0535 │ [email protected]
About Hexagon Agility
Hexagon Agility®, a company of Hexagon Composites, is one of the world’s leading providers of clean fuel solutions for commercial vehicles and gas transportation solutions. Its product offerings include natural gas storage and distribution systems, Type 4 composite natural gas cylinders, propane and natural gas systems. These products carry clean gaseous fuels and enable vehicles to reduce emissions while lowering operating costs. Learn more at www.hexagonagility.com and follow us on social media.
About Estes Express Lines
Estes is the largest private freight carrier in North America. As an asset-based transportation provider with a global footprint, Estes always goes the extra mile to provide reliable freight solutions and exceptional service that keep customers coming back. Ethical and honest, with over 90 years of freight transportation expertise, Estes has worked over decades to build a robust fleet and an extensive network of over 10,000 gates and 265 terminals across the country. And the company’s comprehensive transportation solutions are supported by its continued investment in technology resources, as well as the support of more than 20,000 fiercely committed employees. Estes offers complete freight forwarding solutions, including Less Than Truckload (LTL), Volume and Truckload, Time Critical Guarantee, Custom Shipping and Logistics, and Final Mile.
Jelena Rowe Hexagon Agility 310-872-0535 [email protected]
Source: Agility Fuel Solutions