Compressed Natural Gas Vehicle Program

Shrinking our environmental footprint while improving efficiency.

At ColdStar Solutions, our Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle Program is a key part of our sustainability efforts. Our fleet includes state-of-the-art electric and natural gas vehicles, helping us reduce emissions and operate more quietly. These benefits improve driver satisfaction and contribute to our overall efficiency.

Industry First: Class 8 Tractors with 12-Litre CNG Engine

We are proud to be the first trucking company in Canada to purchase class 8 tractors with the 12-litre compressed natural gas engine. Our CNG fleet began as:

  • 10 x 2014 CXU 603 Mack CNG Tractors
    • ISX 12 G 400hp Cummins Westport engines
    • 13 Speed Eaton Fuller transmissions
    • 193 inch wheel bases
    • Fuel tanks by Agility (2 frame-mounted 45 DGE (Diesel Gallon Equivalent) tanks per truck)
  • 3 x 2015 Freightliner M112 5-ton CNG Trucks
    • 8.9 liter ISL G 300hp Cummins Westport engines
    • Allison 6 speed automatic transmissions
    • Single 45 DGE frame-mounted Agility tanks

And since that beginning, ColdStar has continued to expand its CNG fleet and current runs 16 CNG Class 8 trucks and 7 5-ton trucks. In 2023, this program displaced more than 700,000 liters of diesel reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 800 tonnes – equivalent to removing more than 1300 light-duty passenger vehicles from the road.

This move highlights our commitment to leading the way in sustainable logistics. With our CNG fleet, we are dedicated to environmental stewardship and innovative transportation solutions.


Facilities & Fleet

Strict Sanitation Procedures

  • Trucks and trailers are washed inside daily with a food-safe enzyme-based product.
  • The outside of all trucks and trailers are power-washed weekly.
  • The walls of all trucks and trailers are constructed of non-permeable material.
  • Regular inspection of fiberglass inside delivery trucks and trailers. Repairs completed promptly.