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Postal Fleet Services

Clean Energy Does More for the U.S. Mail

November 1, 2017 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Multiple Fueling Agreements’ with Contractors in Four States

Clean Energy Fuels has signed “multiple fueling agreements” with U.S. Postal Service contract carriers in Florida, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas, the company said yesterday, “increasing the total number of USPS carriers fueling with Clean Energy now to 15.”

No fewer than 15 contract carrier for the U.S. Postal Service get natural gas for their trucks from Clean Energy Fuels, the company reported yesterday.



Signing new deals with Clean Energy are

  • C. Blackburn Trucking Associates, which is to will fuel four of their Class-8 heavy-duty trucks at Clean Energy’s John F. Kennedy International Airport station;
  • G&P Trucking of Springfield, Mo., which is to fuel at Clean Energy’s CNG/compressed natural gas station at the Will Roger’s Airport in Oklahoma City;
  • Thunder Ridge Transport, a 150-truck carrier servicing 13 states, also based in Springfield, Mo. Clean Energy says the company will fuel 20 new CNG trucks at Clean Energy’s Dallas-Fort Worth station; and
  • St. Augustine, Fla.-based Postal Fleet Services, “one of the largest USPS carriers,” which is adding CNG trucks to its fleet fueling in Texas and Florida.

“The United States Postal Service takes our sustainability goals very seriously,” USPS surface transportation manager Bridget Rice says in the Clean Energy announcement. “Our carriers live in the very same communities we serve, and we continue to look for ways to reduce our impact on the environment.

“Since 2005,” she said, “we have increased the use of alternative fuels by 141%, and we are encouraged that our contract-carriers are using alternative fuels as well.”

Good for the Air, and Good for Business

“Businesses that require goods to be transported, such as the USPS, continue to demand cleaner fleets in their supply-chain,” said Clean Energy sustainability chief Ashley White.

“Fleets realize that by reducing their greenhouse gas emissions as well as NOx by switching to natural gas, they not only help the environment, but they’re also winning more business.”


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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Ryder CNG Trucks for Postal Fleet Services

August 3, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twenty Trucks in Four States Announced Today

Ryder System said this morning that it will supply 20 heavy duty compressed natural gas-fueled vehicles to support mail delivery operations in Lafayette, La., Jackson, Miss., La Vergne, Tenn., and Orlando. They will be added to existing diesel operations under a Ryder ChoiceLease full service agreement.


Ryder-ChoiceLease

Postal Fleet Services will operate 20 CNG-fueled vehicles in four states under a full-service Ryder ‘ChoiceLease‘ agreement.

“We have the ability to respond to our customer’s additional needs in minutes,” Postal Fleet Services owner Don Dorris says in Ryder’s release.

“We can now continue to perform above their expectations, while operating more cost-efficiently and environmentally-friendly.

‘Their Help Is Critical’

“Ryder has been extremely responsive to our service needs, which makes us confident about our continued relationship as their help is critical to provide the logistics expertise, knowledge, and know-how needed to ensure that the fleet is operating at its best,” Dorris said.

“Ryder continues to see demand for natural gas vehicles from businesses that are looking through a longer term lens, and want to realize the environmental and fuel efficiency benefits,” said Ryder global fleet management solutions president Dennis Cooke.

90 Million Miles

Ryder says it has more than 90 million miles of experience with natural gas trucks, operating 22 NGV maintenance facilities, and employing more than 5,500 NGV trained maintenance and support personnel.

“With the deployment of the NGVs in Postal Fleets Services’ fleet in Tennessee and Mississippi,” the firm said today, “Ryder has now expanded its NGV offering into 16 states and two Canadian provinces.”

Ryder has CNG and LNG/liquefied natural gas customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin, and in Ontario and Quebec.


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Source: Ryder System with Fleets & Fuels follow-up


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