Facebook LinkedIn
PTG-hiring
Smartway Transport Partner

Contact Us

PTG Logistics Ordering 70 SmartWay Certified Trailers

September 27, 2011
Cost Savings & Fuel Efficiency Benefit Customers & Environment

CINCINNATI, OH  (September 2011) - PTG Logistics, a leading national provider of logistics and dedicated contract carriage services, today announced it has ordered 70 SmartWay Certified 2012 Model Great Dane Composite Plate Trailers.  With the order, the company is investing in technology that improves fuel efficiency and reduces its carbon footprint.

"The need to replace some older trailers presented us with an opportunity to do the right thing for the environment, our customers, and our bottom line," stated company CEO, Roger Welling.  "This decision also supports our growth west into California where CARB has made it a requirement that 2011 and newer trailers use LRR tires and aerodynamic devices that generate at least 5% more efficiency."

PTG Logistics chose Transtex Composite's MFS Trailer Side Skirts based on independent tests conducted in 2008 in which three (3) configurations generated up to a 7.35% improvement in fuel efficiency.  Welling noted, "Based on this testing and what we know about actual driving conditions, we expect to achieve a 5% overall improvement on trailers operating 100,000 miles per year from which we can generate savings of 7.5 cents per mile on every mile we run."

"We are very happy to add PTG Logistics to our list of proud customers," commented Marc Bolduc, General Manager at Transtex Composite. "Our investment in innovative technologies enables us to provide PTG with a skirt that delivers fuel savings.  The Transtex skirt material is unique, durable and guaranteed to be the safest product in the industry."

PTG Logistics joined the SmartWay Transport Partner and Affiliates Program in June of 2010 and will begin taking delivery of the new SmartWay Certified trailers before the end of September 2011.

 

# # #

PTG Logistics is a leading national provider of logistics and dedicated transportation solutions for the commercial truck industry.  Services are tailored to each customer's business and include supply chain solutions, dedicated contract carriage, transportation consulting and customized distribution.  (www.ptglogistics.com)

Transtex Composite a leading lightweight aerodynamic solutions provider, designs and manufactures high-impact and resistant products for the road transportation industry. Transtex' mission is to keep developing new advanced thermoplastic composite solutions to reduce trailer weight for fuel consumption savings. (www.transtexcomposite.com)

News Archive