Odyssey Logistics & Technology Adds Natural Gas Tractors to Fleet

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Odyssey’s bulk tank truck business unit adds to sustainable fleet with order of natural gas-powered trucks

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Linden Bulk CNG Tractor

Odyssey Logistics & Technology, Linden Bulk Transportation natural gas tractor

"Our enhanced vehicle fleets are just one piece of how we’re staying mindful of reducing our carbon footprint and improving our technologies and infrastructure.”

Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (Odyssey), a global leader in complex logistics and technology, has ordered two compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors for its subsidiary, Linden Bulk Transportation LLC (Linden).

“Natural gas powers more than 12 million vehicles on the road today – and for good reason,” said Bob Shellman, president and CEO, Odyssey. “Companies like Odyssey use CNG tractors to reduce smog-forming emissions and pollutants and better align with carbon footprint and sustainability goals.”

The new CNG tractors strengthen the company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The tractors are expected to be delivered in mid-2020 and are the first in Linden’s plan to add more natural gas trucks to the Odyssey fleet. Currently, the sustainable fleet includes 21 liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 8 CNG tractors operated by Odyssey subsidiary, RPM Consolidated Services, Inc. (RPM). “We have customers who specifically request natural-gas transportation as part of their corporate sustainability objectives,” said Shawn Duke, president of RPM.

“We’re really proud of the investments we’re making across the company to enhance our sustainability efforts,” said Shellman. “In fact, our enhanced vehicle fleets are just one piece of how we’re staying mindful of reducing our carbon footprint and improving our technologies and infrastructure.”

Odyssey integrates green initiatives across its organization. In addition to expanding its sustainable fleet, Odyssey has reduced waste and carbon emissions, opened an Engineering Technology Center in Texas, invested in a reuse/recycle program and leveraged its extensive intermodal network to utilize innovative Flexitank technology, helping customers reach corporate sustainability goals and push industry standards.

“Sustainability in this industry is a leading focal point for us and we’re making strides toward a more innovative future through the CNG fleet,” said Michael Salz, president, Linden. “The fleet shows our customers how important it is that we meet them on values and battle industry challenges, like climate change, head-on through green initiatives like this.”

About Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (Odyssey)
Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation (Odyssey) is a global logistics solutions provider with a freight network exceeding $3B globally. Odyssey improves its customers’ supply chain performance through a proprietary, predictive global technology platform, an international network of logistics engineering experts and specialized processes that drive quality, safety and sustainability. Its Door-To-Done® approach to complex global logistics helps ensure products are delivered through a safe, secure and environmentally responsible system. In addition to being certified by the American Chemistry Council as a Responsible Care® partner company and a leader in Jones Act transportation, Odyssey offers a broad portfolio of services including intermodal, over-the-road trucking, warehousing, global forwarding, managed services and consulting. Serving multifaceted, intricate logistics needs, Odyssey operates in high-barrier-to-entry markets with specialized transportation services that include bulk truck, ISO Tank, railcar and tanker, as well as food-grade product lines. Odyssey also prioritizes giving back to the community by supporting various organizations, including Project Outreach and Junior Achievement®. For more information on Odyssey, visit http://www.odysseylogistics.com.

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