Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed a 10-year contract with third-party logistics provider Saddle Creek Transportation Inc. to build, operate and maintain a new compressed natural gas (CNG) truck fueling station at Saddle Creek's headquarters and warehouse complex in Lakeland, Fla.
Development of the new station is already underway, with the opening projected for December. Saddle Creek expects to deploy 40 new Freightliner CNG trucks by year-end to serve its Florida customers. An additional 40 for-hire CNG trucks are scheduled to roll out early in 2012, and the fleet is anticipated to grow to 120 trucks in the future. It is projected that the first 80 trucks will use approximately 1.5 million gallons of fuel per year.