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Interstate Distributor to buy LNG-fuelled trucks

LNG Industry,

Blu. said that Interstate Distributor Co. had signed an agreement to buy 10 LNG-fuelled trucks – the first LNG deployment by a national freight carrier within the Pacific Northwest.

“Blu. continues to grow its presence in the Northwest, with more and more fleets taking advantage of the cost savings and fuel efficiency of LNG,” Blu. CEO Merritt Norton said. “This new agreement with Interstate comes as a result of their real-world experience with the benefits of LNG-fuelled trucks.”

After testing LNG through Blu.’s signature demo truck programme, Interstate Distributor signed the deal. Blu. utilises a fleet of LNG test trucks to offer transportation companies a first-hand opportunity to measure the results and savings that come from adopting a less expensive fuel before committing to a long-term agreement. After the initial test period, Interstate Distributor decided to purchase 10 new Kenworth trucks equipped to run on LNG.

“Our unique truck demo programme offers customers like Interstate Distributor a great opportunity to see first-hand how LNG is the ideal alternative to diesel,” Norton said. “LNG is low-cost, efficient and provides trucks the range they need to get the job done.”

Interstate will refuel the new Kenworth LNG trucks in a network that includes two Blu. stations in Sumner, Washington, and Portland, Oregon.

Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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