Western Express orders 900 EPA2010 Freightliner Cascadias

Christopher Goodfellow - 9 June 2010

Freight transportation company Western Express delayed its purchase of 900 new tractors until the release of EPA2010 models to take advantage of the fuel efficiencies and environmental benefits they offered.

Wayne Wise, chief executive officer and president of Western Express, said: "This continues our commitment to going green, reducing our carbon footprint and the EPA SmartWay program. We delayed our purchase of new tractors in anticipation of this new technology."

Freightliner Cascadia tractors are equipped with Detroit Diesel's BlueTec emissions technology, requiring Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) to achieve fuel efficiencies.

Western Express is headquartered in Nashville, TN, and provides dry van, flatbed, dedicated and brokerage truckload transportation services.

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