According to Lakeland Mayor Gow Fields, who attended the unveiling ceremony, Saddle Creek is an example that other local companies can emulate to achieve a cleaner, safer environment. “It’s a big commitment to see private companies stepping forward to do their part,” he said.
Saddle Creek is the first freight company in Florida to introduce CNG to its fleet. Moreover, Republic Services in Polk County, which provides garbage collection services in the area, is already using natural gas in its vehicles, reported The Ledger.
The fueling station was designed and built by Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and natural gas will be supplied by Tampa-based TECO Energy Inc. The 40 CNG trucks were provided by Freightliner.