Matheson Trucking acquired six new CNG-powered heavy duty Kenworth T680 tractors in April with 12 more on order for delivery in the fall, bringing the company’s CNG fleet to 58 tractors. When combined with the company’s existing 12 LNG tractors, Matheson will have a total of 70 clean energy vehicles by December.
With these new vehicles, 28 percent of Matheson’s 245 tractors will be powered by natural gas. Nationwide, the company manages a fleet of tractors, trailers, aircraft ground support equipment and maintenance facilities throughout the U.S. and employs more than 1,500 workers. The company is among the top suppliers to the U.S. Postal System.
“Matheson supports the sustainability goals of the United States Postal System and its own clean energy objectives in keeping with our commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase fuel efficiency,” said Debra White, vice president for Information Technology and Fleet Maintenance.
Matheson’s drivers and those of its subcontractors drove a combined total of over 35.4 million miles in 2017 — from short-haul distances starting at 1.5 miles to long-haul routes up to 2,854 miles.
Matheson is also a SmartWay Certified Partner. Established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the SmartWay program helps carriers demonstrate clean energy achievements, show continuous improvement and learn best practices using EPA’s performance tools. Registered partners benchmark and track efforts to account for reduced emissions through increased operational efficiency and fuel economy that produces measurable results.