CNG fleet breaks 30 million miles threshold
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ampCNG currently owns and operates 21 CNG stations nationwide (19 of which are part of amp Trillium, ampCNG’s joint venture with Trillium CNG) and has plans to open several more this year.
According to a statement issued by the company, average fuel economy over that distance was 6,17 miles per diesel equivalent gallon (38,12 l/100 km). This means that since 2011, when the CNG trucks were deployed, 4,6 million gallons (approx. 17,43 million litres) of diesel fuel have been displaced and 7100 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions have been avoided. The fleet is leased by Renewable Dairy Fuels (a subsidiary of ampCNG) and operated by Ruan. The 42 Class 8 trucks are used to transport raw milk from Fair Oaks Farms to processing plants located in Kentucky, Michigan, Tennessee and Indiana.
We are proud that our fleet has now run 30 million miles on CNG and we will be putting our operations experience to good use. We look forward to continuing to share our proven CNG operating experience to help more trucking fleets safely reduce and stabilize their fuel costs by converting to CNG.
We don’t want to be in the trucking business, but we felt it was important to put these trucks on the road to prove that CNG works for the Class 8 market. Along the way, we reduced operating costs for our dairy customers and helped the environment. Furthermore, the drivers report that they actually prefer CNG versus their old diesel units because the CNG trucks are cleaner and quieter.
Grant Zimmerman, Senior Vice President of Business Development at ampCNG
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