Amp-Trillium Pact with Dairy Outfits to Result in Seven Fueling Stations
And 40 CNG-Fueled Kenworth and Peterbilt Sleeper Trucks, Just to Start
Chicago-based Amp Americas disclosed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America and Select Milk Producers for the two dairy cooperatives to work with haulers to convert their fleets to compressed natural gas.
As part of the pact, the Amp-Trillium joint venture with Trillium CNG will build seven public-access fueling stations between October 2013 and early 2014, “and lease new CNG trucks that will travel more than 13.2 million miles per year, servicing routes throughout Texas.”
The stations will be built in Waco, Amarillo, Harrold, Sweetwater, Weatherford, Kerrville and Midland, Texas. They will initially fuel 40 new Class 8 Kenworth and Peterbilt CNG sleeper trucks, “a number that will double over the course of the agreement.”
‘All of the Major Texas Corridors’
“It is estimated that the culmination of this deal will displace carbon emissions equal to removing 2,400 cars per year from the road and will save the supply chain $1.50 to $2.00 in fuel savings on every gallon sold,” Amp Americas CEO Nathan Laurell said in a release.
“It lets us build a network of public, fast-fill CNG stations across all of the major Texas corridors that can be used by any fleet running trucks across the state.”
“This new network of CNG stations will allow Amp-Trillium to meet the rapidly increasing demand for CNG cars and trucks,” said Trillium CNG president Mary Boettcher said in the Amp release.
The deal structured by Amp Americas features beneficial contract terms for fleets operated by Western Dairy Transport and Reynolds Transport, “establishing the two as ‘first-movers'” operating two of the largest 12-liter commercial CNG fleets in the U.S.
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Source: Amp Trillium announcement with Fleets & Fuels follow-up