Love’s is also testing a Cummins Westport CNG engine in one of its own fuel delivery trucks, with plans to order more engines for their 300-truck fleet. “After extensive research on natural gas alternatives, we see a significant cost benefit in using CNG for our truck fleet, and we see an opportunity for trucking fleets with regional hauling operations to also take advantage of the cost savings,” said Love’s President of Operations, Frank Love.
The company is currently talking with several of these fleets and is looking to expand the availability of fast-fill CNG at its travel stop locations across Oklahoma and Texas. According to Love’s founder and CEO Tom Love, they will continue to monitor demand for natural gas among class 8 drivers and fleets.
Love’s, which operates more than 290 locations and 150 truck tire care centers in 39 states, began offering CNG for light duty and consumer vehicles at smaller locations in its home state of Oklahoma in early 2011 through a partnership with Chesapeake Energy.
Source: Love’s Travel Stops