Five Stations Are to Support C.A.T.’s 100 New Trucks from Ryder,
And a Station in Des Moines for Ruan Transportation Management
U.S. Oil reports agreements for five Gain Clean Fuel compressed natural gas fueling stations to support 100 trucks for Quebec-based C.A.T., as well as a station in Iowa for Ruan Transportation Management. U.S Oil says it now has 38 Gain Clean Fuel stations open or under construction.
The stations for C.A.T. will be located in Toronto and Montreal and in Laredo, Texas; Charlotte, N.C., and Scranton, Pa. C.A.T., aka Canadian American Transportation, recently agreed to lease 100 CNG-fueled Freightliner Cascadia tractors from Ryder System (F&F, October 24).
“The partnership with U.S. Oil is critical to our business needs,” C.A.T. president Daniel Goyette says in a U.S. Oil/Gain release. “These new stations will be strategically located and pair well with existing Gain stations throughout the country to create the nationwide network we need.”
A Major Commitment
“We understand the importance of CNG in our industry, and this partnership is very important for C.A.T. and our company’s commitment to the future,” Goyette said.
“Many carriers do small, incremental conversions to their fleets,” said Gain Clean Fuel GM Bill Renz. “To make the decision to convert 100 trucks at once is a true testament of significant benefits CNG offers carriers and U.S. Oil is working hard to ensure that the network is in place for carriers to benefit from it. That network now includes Canada.”
The trucks from Ryder will comprise nearly a third of C.A.T.’s fleet of 325 tractors, states the U.S. Oil/Gain announcement.
The new station for Ruan in Iowa will be located at 120 NE Broadway Avenue, just south of Interstate 80/35 on the north side of Des Moines – “Another great location for us,” Renz said.
Ruan currently has 85 CNG tractors in the Midwest with plans to expand to additional units where there is a fit for CNG, U.S. Oil/Gain says.
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Source: U.S. Oil/Gain Clean Fuel with Fleets & Fuels follow-up