Central Freight Lines has signed a multi-year fueling agreement with Clean Energy to fuel their fleet of 114 heavy-duty CNG trucks.
Clean Energy will open its South Ft. Worth America’s Natural Gas Highway station to support this new contract, and anticipates generating increased fuel volumes at its Dallas Love, Dallas Irving Blvd. and San Antonio, Texas, stations, the company said in a news release.
Central Freight Lines began testing 14 CNG tractors in August 2012 and added 100 additional CNG tractors to its fleet in May 2013. Today Central Freight Lines has the largest natural gas fleet in Texas.
Central Freight Lines is expected to use approximately 300,000 diesel-gallon-equivalents (DGEs) of CNG per year which reduces greenhouse gases by 695 metric tons per year, the equivalent of taking 144 cars off the road per year.
"For nearly 90 years Central Freight Lines has been a Texas leader in transportation solutions for both emerging businesses and Fortune 500 companies,” said President and CEO Don Orr.
“With our continued investment in CNG equipment, we solidify our commitment to our customers, our community and environmental sustainability.
“This investment with Clean Energy makes positive environmental sense, allowing us to share with our customers our vision for a greener Texas future. We chose to be an active participant in a clean air initiative that will be meaningful to everyone for years to come.”
"As the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation, we’re thrilled to be fueling the largest natural gas fleet in the Lone Star State," said Matthew Feighner, regional vice president, Clean Energy.
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