New Station Is the First for the JV and the State’s Largest,
Trillium CNG Opens Public Access Station in Nashville Too
Evo Trillium has opened the joint venture’s first compressed natural gas fueling station, a public access outlet in Oak Creek, Wisc. that is the state’s largest.
Separately, Trillium CNG has opened a station in Nashville, hosted by Tri-Star Energy, that’s to serve the primary southeast fueling location for Green Bay, Wisc.-based natural gas truck pioneer PTI – Paper Transport, Inc.
Sheehy Mail Contractors is the anchor tenant for the new Evo Trillium outlet in Oak Creek. Sheehy operates ten Freightliner Cascadia tractors with Cummins-Westport ISX G engines, the fuel supplier says, and is planning to add more this summer.
“Our goal is to operate a majority of our vehicles using CNG fuel and demonstrate that not only is this the right thing to do for the environment, but that it also makes financial sense,” Sheehy Mail president John Sheehy says in the Evo Trillium announcement. “We are excited to be part of this paradigm shift,” he said.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker attended the Oak Creek opening. “Wisconsin is one of the states on the leading edge of CNG infrastructure development,” said Danny Cuzick, president and CEO of Arizona-based joint venture partner Evo CNG.
The Oak Creek station has four dispensers and features Trillium CNG’s proprietary hydraulic intensifier fast-fill technology. It has been designed to accommodate Class 8 tractors and trailers, as well as smaller vehicles. It is open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Trillium CNG Supports PTI at Multiple Locations
The new Trillium CNG station in Nashville is located at a Tri-Star Energy-owned Pacific Pride cardlock approximately one mile south of the I-65 and I-24 split. It has two dual hose dispensers allowing two large trucks to fuel at the same time, and like other Trillium facilities employs a hydraulic intensifier design to help ensure faster fills.
Tri-Star, itself a joint venture between Kimbro Oil and Parman Corp, owns 13 Pacific Pride outlets and supplies fuel for several commercial fleets. It operates 71 retail convenience stores including 23 TwiceDaily stores.
Paper Transport, Inc. is a key customer for CNG at the new Nashville station, which according to sales VP Joe Shefchik will serve as the enabling midpoint fueling point for a route extending from Lima, Ohio to Alexandria, La. Approximately 40 Freightliner and Kenworth trucks will be employed, he told F&F.
PTI was an early tester of the 11.9-liter ISX12G engine by Cummins Westport, and today operates a fleet of more than 100 natural gas trucks, including the first natural gas-fueled Kenworth T660s. The firm fuels with Trillium CNG in Wisconsin, too (F&F, October 7).
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