Fleet of More Than 180 LNG Trucks Is Being Expanded
Clean Energy Fuels details its relationship with Raven Transport in a recent website post, noting that the company has more than 500 trucks serving the U.S. Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Northeast, operates more than 180 of those trucks on liquefied natural gas, and “plans to add more LNG trucks in their 2015 fiscal year.”
“The volatility in fuel prices in the last number of years was very concerning for us,” Raven COO Steve Silverman says on the Clean Energy website. Silverman felt that an alternative fuel might provide consistency, Clean Energy says, and “around the time of that realization, he met [Clean Energy founder] T. Boone Pickens.
“In speaking with Pickens,” Clean Energy says, “Silverman was struck not only by the economic benefits of natural gas fuel, but also by the role it plays in the environment and energy independence.
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“Soon after, Silverman chose Clean Energy to help with Raven Transport’s transition to natural gas.”
Raven started its LNG truck rollout in Ohio with 30 vehicles. Clean Energy reported an order for 115 LNG-fueled Peterbilt Model 579 sleeper tractors earlier this year, noting that the trucks would serve a leading consumer packaged goods company. Clean Energy said it would support the Raven fleet by opening four new truck-friendly LNG fueling stations (F&F, March 31).
“We are rising to the challenge to move our customers’ goods with clean-burning fuel,” Silverman says in the Clean Energy post.
“Industry-leading shippers continue to set the standard in sustainable logistics, and [switching to natural gas fuel] enables Raven to accommodate these high standards.”
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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up