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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

Matheson Adding Kenworth CNG Trucks

June 11, 2017 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twenty-Seven New T680 Tractors with Agility Fuel Systems
Plus New Green Logo: a ‘Fresh, Contemporary Brand Identity’

Matheson Trucking said this past Tuesday that it’s adding 27 new compressed natural gas tractors to its clean energy fleet this year, boosting the company’s total to 64 alternative energy vehicles.

Workhorse, Others, AM General for USPS

September 22, 2016 in delivery vehicles, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Next Generation Delivery Vehicle Could Be Huge:
‘Half of the Prototypes Will Feature Hybrid and New
Technologies, Including Alternative Fuel Capabilities’

The U.S. Post Office has narrowed the field for its New General Delivery Vehicle procurement to six candidates, all of which now have a year to produce 50 prototype vehicles for evaluation. Hybrid, electric and alternative fuel vehicles are eligible.

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