‘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.”
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