UBCR LLC, a joint venture between Schupan and Sons Inc. and Tomra North America, has selected Ryder System Inc. to provide 16 heavy-duty natural gas vehicles, upgrade two maintenance facilities and construct two new natural gas fueling stations.
UBCR is also working with DTE Energy to construct the fueling stations, which will be located in Wixom and Grand Rapids, Mich. The Grand Rapids fueling location will provide for public access to natural gas fueling, while the Wixom location will be a dedicated station to support UBCR's fleet operations.
The project is partially funded by a grant to UBCR through the Michigan Clean Cities Coalition. UBCR will take delivery of the compressed natural gas vehicles in December 2011.