The facilities, planned for 11 states and configured to fast-fill and time-fill, will fuel over 2,000 vehicles once the recently announced 1,400 additions to their fleet are deployed. The UPS CNG fleet will include 800 Class 8 tractors and 600 of familiar brown delivery trucks called ‘package cars’. These stations represent a continuation of UPS’s commitment to its alternative fuel strategy. Station construction has already begun in Oklahoma City, Okla., and New Orleans, La.
“One of TruStar Energy’s core value propositions is our ability to design and build stations quickly and with little disruption at a customer’s location. This works particularly well for the UPS stations, simply because their distribution centers are constantly receiving and dispatching packages,” said TruStar Energy Sales VP Scott Edelbach.
In addition to the design and construction of the stations, TruStar Energy was contracted to provide maintenance for 13 of the 15 stations on an annual contract basis. “We’ve continued to develop our nationwide service and maintenance group, which works hand-in-hand with our construction teams to ensure our customers’ stations remain productive and profitable,” said TruStar Energy President Adam Comora, adding that the company’s personnel will be dedicated to each of the UPS stations to ensure rapid response.
UPS will be adding 1,400 CNG vehicles, built on a Freightliner Custom Chassis (FCCC), to its fleet and has chosen several major companies to equip the delivery trucks. 600 fuel systems will be supplied by Landi Renzo, 445 by Agility, and 319 by Quantum. “After several years of conducting testing through pilot programs, an order like this validates the trust that a global company like UPS has in our alternative fuel products,” commented Andrea Landi, President of Landi Renzo USA.
Source: TruStar Energy