According to president and CEO of PAM Transportation Services Inc. Dan Cushman, his company will use the financial support as a cost-share project to afford the CNG vehicles and the fast-fill facility installation. “We are extremely pleased to be able to participate in a project like this on a scale large enough to demonstrate our commitment to American energy independence and clean energy programs,” he said.
The grant of $2.3 million was a portion of the $13.2 million awarded to the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). It will help the region fund 382 fuel-efficient vehicles and 11 refueling stations. Once implemented, the North Texas projects could save nearly 1.3 million gallons of petroleum fuels, improve air quality, and create jobs.
PAM Transportation is one of the main truckload dry van carriers transporting general commodities along the United States and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.