"The transition to Neste MY Renewable Diesel was super easy. It’s a drop-in fuel replacement so the switch was seamless."

Richard Damilano
Operations Manager, Cherokee Freight Lines


100% of their 300+ trucks
run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel


Specialize in food grade equipment
including kosher-certified hauling


Significant reduction in maintenance costs

Cherokee Freight Lines, a Northern California trucking company, switched its entire fleet of more than 200 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel™

Located in the Central Valley of California, Cherokee Freight Lines provides a complete trucking service, maintaining a fleet of more than 300 trucks.  Family owned and operated, the early roots of Cherokee Freight Lines were in transporting winery-related products, and they have now grown to become a national, diversified carrier of food grade commodities, and are a kosher certified hauler.  The broad range of transporting options includes dry freight, wine tanks, compartment wine tanks, food grade liquid tanks, and sugar pneumatics. In operation for more than 50 years Cherokee Freight Lines offers 24-hour dispatch, competitive rates, maximum payload capacity, and a state-of-the-art washout facility ensuring a bacteria-free environment.

3 challenges faced by Cherokee Freight Lines

  1. Reduce the frequency of changes to the diesel particulate filter 
  2. Simple solution 
  3. Climate benefits

  “Overall the trucks are running better than before. With the combination of Neste MY Renewable Diesel and our new equipment, we have seen an improvement in fuel economy.” 

- Art Cortez, Shop Foreman


Reduced Maintenance Means Less Downtime and More Deliveries

Cherokee Freight Lines is an early adopter of Neste MY Renewable Diesel. They  began testing in February 2017. The company is reporting significant reductions in fuel and maintenance costs over the last year, especially with Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) and injector maintenance.

“Overall the trucks are running better than before,” said Shop Foreman Art Cortez. “With the combination of Neste MY Renewable Diesel and our new equipment, we have seen an improvement in fuel economy.”

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