FedEx Freight Launches New CNG Fleet
From electric delivery vans to more fuel-efficient aircraft, FedEx continually pursues innovations to reduce our environmental impact. FedEx Freight is driving one of our latest initiatives to explore alternative fuel sources: compressed natural gas (CNG).
CNG is a simple concept. It’s made by compressing natural gas to less than 1 percent of its normal volume. We’re excited about adding 100 CNG tractors to our fleet because CNG can be used in place of diesel but is generally cleaner and helps diversify the fuel supply.
It takes special equipment to refuel with CNG, so we also installed a fueling station at our Oklahoma City Service Center. This investment demonstrates our commitment to connecting the world responsibly and resourcefully.
> It’s cleaner. CNG burns more cleanly than diesel fuel, producing lower CO2 emissions.
> It’s homegrown. Almost all natural gas used in the U.S. is produced domestically.
> It can be renewable. Some natural gas is generated by landfills.
New Fuel Option Means Cleaner Truck Routes
Compressed natural gas (CNG) has a name that sounds like it could be a complex scientific concept, but it’s really not that complicated: CNG is primarily methane gas stored at high pressure. That’s it.