Home-improvement retailer Lowe’s Companies Inc. announced it is joining fleets in shifting its freight to trucks powered by natural gas.
“Our goal is to replace all of our diesel-powered dedicated fleets with natural gas trucks by the end of 2017,” Steve Palmer, Lowe’s vice president of transportation, said in an Oct. 17 statement.
“Lowe’s is working with its truckload carriers to convert their Lowe’s-dedicated fleets,” the announcement said.
Lowe’s said it began using natural gas trucks last year at its distribution center in Kissimmee, Fla., and has contracted with a longtime carrier partner, New Jersey-based NFI Industries, to run a dedicated natural…
By Michele Fuetsch