Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed multiple natural gas fueling agreements with United States Postal Service (USPS) contract-carriers in Florida, New York, Oklahoma and Texas, increasing the total number of USPS carriers fueling with Clean Energy now to 15.
Signing new deals with Clean Energy is C. Blackburn Trucking Associates, which will fuel four of its Class-8 heavy-duty trucks at Clean Energy’s John F. Kennedy International Airport compressed natural gas (CNG) station. Additionally, G&P Trucking, based out of Springfield, Mo., will fuel at Clean Energy’s CNG fueling station at the Will Roger’s Airport in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Increasing the number of its trucks that use natural gas is Thunder Ridge Transport, a 150-truck carrier servicing 13 states that is based in Springfield, Mo. The company will fuel 20 new CNG trucks out of Clean Energy’s Dallas-Fort Worth Station.
St. Augustine, Fla.-based Postal Fleet Services, one of the largest USPS carriers, is also adding additional CNG trucks to its fleet fueling in Texas and Florida.
“The United States Postal Service takes our sustainability goals very seriously. 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, we have increased the use of alternative fuels by 141 percent, and we are encouraged that our contract-carriers are using alternative fuels as well,” says Bridget Rice, Manager, Surface Transportation CMC at USPS.
“Businesses that require goods to be transported, such as the USPS, continue to demand cleaner fleets in their supply chain. And 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,” says Ashley White, head of corporate sustainability at Clean Energy.