Evergreen Transport LLC has partnered with GAIN Clean Fuel, a division of U.S. Oil that specializes in compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling, to develop a CNG station located at 8278 Hwy. 25 in Calera, Ala., south of Birmingham.
The station will be built at an existing Evergreen Transport fueling and maintenance facility, adjacent to Interstate 65. It will support Evergreen Transport's initial conversion of 12 trucks to CNG, with the potential to convert additional trucks in the next several years.
David Wildberger, president of Evergreen Transport, cites the ability to build the new CNG fueling station at an existing Evergreen facility as one of the principal reasons for the partnership.
When completed, the new location will be open 24 hours a day and will be available for use by other trucking companies and approved fleets.
U.S. Oil says it currently operates nine GAIN stations and has an additional 12 new facilities under construction, with a goal of building 50 CNG stations nationwide in the next two years.
Evergreen Transport currently has operations at five terminal locations in Alabama, including Calera, Evergreen, Jackson, Leeds and Mobile.