TruStar Energy says it has been awarded contracts with UPS to install 15 high-capacity compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations throughout the U.S.
The stations are planned for 11 states and will fuel over 2,000 UPS vehicles once the package-delivery company's recently announced 1,400 additions to its fleet are deployed.
The UPS CNG fleet includes both Class 8 tractors and ‘package cars’ (i.e., the familiar brown delivery trucks). These multi-lane, multi-compressor fueling stations will allow fast fueling of Class 8 tractors and package cars and, in certain locations, will also include time-fill fueling for Class 8 tractors when practical.
In addition to the design and construction of the stations, TruStar Energy was contracted to provide service and maintenance for 13 of the 15 stations on an annual contract basis.
Station construction has already begun in Oklahoma City and New Orleans.
‘We are very proud and excited to be working with UPS to assist in their continuing deployment of CNG vehicles,’ says Adam Comora, president of TruStar Energy. ‘UPS operates one of the most recognizable fleets in the world, and seeing the blue CNG diamond on the sides of their tractors makes a huge statement to other freight carriers throughout the country.’