Heavy-Duty Trucking Company Cranking Up the CNG

Dillon Transport Inc., a heavy-duty hauler that focuses on temperature-sensitive and other specialized loads, is working with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to increase its uptake of compressed natural gas (CNG) fleet fuel by 2.5 million DGE annually.

The new multi-year fueling agreement is an extension of the companies' existing relationship – one that began five years ago as Dillon entered the natural gas vehicle space.

‘Dillon's early leadership in heavy-duty natural gas truck fueling helped pave the way for numerous other heavy-duty fleets to make the switch to natural gas fuel in Texas and beyond,’ says James Harger, chief marketing officer of Clean Energy.

Clean Energy says it anticipates opening three new public-access CNG stations in Houston; Midland, Texas; and West Atlanta, Ga.; this year to help accommodate Dillon's fueling needs. The Midland station is located adjacent to a Pilot Flying J Travel Center and will feature two CNG lanes and two liquefied natural gas (LNG) lanes. The Houston and West Atlanta sites will each have two CNG lanes.

Dillon – which will soon have more than 200 NGVs in its 500-truck fleet – also accesses fuel at its own CNG station in Dallas (which Clean Energy built and still operates) and at other Clean Energy locations in Texas and Georgia.

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