U.S. GAIN and Midwest Cargo Systems Inc. are partnering on a new compressed natural gas (CNG) station in the Chicago suburb of Hodgkins, Ill.
The companies say the new GAIN Clean Fuel station at Midwest Cargo's facility, located at 9750 West 75th St., will be a half-mile south of the intersection of I-294 and I-55, offering easy on/off access to both interstates. Construction is scheduled to begin mid-March.
Presently, Midwest Cargo is acquiring 10 Class 8 CNG tractors via leases with Ryder Transportation. With a fleet of over 100 dry vans and reefers and 50 tri-axle chassis, Midwest Cargo serves a variety of transportation needs in the region, including the delivery of intermodal containers and dedicated fleet operations.
‘We evaluated the many benefits of converting to CNG and embraced the ideal of being environmental leaders within the transportation community,” says Robert W. Cunningham, president of Midwest Cargo.
“Converting 10 vehicles is a great first step, and I'm confident Midwest Cargo will convert more trucks in the future as the savings adds up,” comments Bill Renz, general manager for U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture.