Station to Support New Fleet of 56 Freightliner Cascadia Trucks
Evo Trillium CNG and Central Freight Lines are hosting the grand opening of a new compressed natural gas fueling station in Fort Worth on the early morning of Earth Day, April 22. The public access station will support Central’s CNG fleet, including 56 new Freightliner Cascadia tractors with fuel tanks installed by Agility Fuel Systems.
The station has four fueling lanes, three 250-horsepower compressors, and both NGV1 and transit-capable nozzles, says Evo CNG sales VP Tom Kiley. Like other Trillium CNG stations it features Trillium’s hydraulic intensifier technology for more thorough fills. It’s open 24/7 and all major credit and fleet cards are accepted.
Central Freight Lines, explains business development manager Mari Ellen Borowski, is a CNG pioneer, as the firm fielded 14 Class 8 Peterbilt trucks with the 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G engine in 2012 – when LTL/less-than-truckload carriers “were not even aware of the potential use of natural gas as being efficient, curbing pollution, reducing our dependency on foreign fuels and supporting our homegrown resources.”
114 CNG Trucks with 56 More Coming In
Trials were successful and Central bought 100 more ISL G-powered trucks, this time built by Freightliner. “A number of these make up our fleet in San Antonio,” Borowski says, “where we have built another CNG fueling station to support the unique fully CNG local peddle fleet.”
Central is now taking delivery of 56 Freightliner Cascadia trucks with Cummins Westport’s 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine for line-haul duty. They have with 116 diesel gallon equivalent CNG fuel assemblies from Agility Fuel Systems.
Borowski notes that in addition to San Antonio and the new Fort Worth station by Evo Trillium, Central partnered with Questar Fueling in Houston – “with 120 pumps, it is the largest CNG fueling station in the country.”
Two Trucks at ACT Expo
“With these stations we are able to run the triangle in Texas and serve the major market areas with a clean, reliable fleet,” she says.
“We will be expanding our CNG miles and look to continue to add equipment and eventually run from Dallas to Los Angeles clean and green,” she told F&F.
Watch for at least two Central Freight Lines CNG trucks at ACT Expo, fast approaching in Texas. ACT Expo 2015 runs May 4-7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
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Source: Evo Trillium & Central Freight Lines with Fleets & Fuels follow-up