Time Transport Inc., a heavy-duty freight hauler that works primarily in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, is partnering with U.S. Oil on three new GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) stations to supply its growing fleet of natural gas vehicles.
‘There is currently a gaping hole in the CNG infrastructure for heavy-duty trucks in Chicago, the third largest city in the U.S.,’ says Mike Buchmeier, vice president of Time Transport. ‘This partnership will allow us to reduce emissions while maintaining our operational network as we transition from diesel to 100 percent natural gas.’
One GAIN station located south of Milwaukee along I-94 in Sturtevant, Wis., just recently came online. Two others will be built in the Chicago area: one near Channahon, Ill., at I-80/I-55 and one in Hodgkins, Ill., at I-294/I-55.
Through the agreement with GAIN Clean Fuel, Time Transport has committed to buying at least 1 million GGE of CNG annually. The company already has more than 50 CNG-powered tractors and dry-van trailers in its fleet.