Raven Transport is expanding its natural gas fleet with 115 Peterbilt Model 579s, equipped with sleepers and powered by LNG to haul goods for a consumer packaged goods company. “Raven is rising to the challenge to move our customers’ goods with clean-burning fuel. Industry-leading shippers continue to set the standard in sustainable logistics, and this announcement enables Raven to accommodate these high standards,” said Stephen Silverman, chief operating officer for Raven Transport.
Clean Energy Fuels will support this fleet by opening truck-friendly natural gas fueling stations in Atlanta, Ga., Birmingham, Ala., Pearl, Miss., and Theodore, Ala. The fleet will also fuel at Clean Energy’s existing Albany, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., Jacksonville, Fla., Houston Baytown, Texas, Latta, S.C., and Valdosta, Ga., stations. Mobile LNG fueling units will also be deployed in Eden, N.C., Newnan, Ga., Ocala, Fla., and Pineville, La., to enable LNG refueling throughout the Southeast.
Raven purchased its new truck fleet from Rush Truck Center, which is owned and operated by Rush Enterprises. Custom Vehicle Solutions, another Rush Enterprises company, then completed the installation of Chart LNG fuel systems purchased through Clean Energy’s tank pricing program. The fleet will operate on irregular routes originating from production plants and distribution centers in the Southeast and is forecasted to consume approximately 2.4 million additional DGEs of LNG annually.
“The natural gas fueling ecology continues to strengthen as America’s largest shippers and their logistics companies transition to natural gas. As these four stations open and join our existing infrastructure it becomes increasingly feasible for fleets hauling in the Southeast and beyond to make the switch to natural gas,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president of Clean Energy.
Source: Clean Energy