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Raven Transport expands LNG fleet

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Raven Transport, a long-standing customer of Clean Energy Fuels Corp., is expanding its natural gas fleet with the addition of 115 LNG trucks.

The Peterbilt Model 579 vehicles are equipped with sleepers and powered by LNG to haul goods for a leading consumer packages goods company.

Mobile LNG units

Clean Energy will support Raven Transport’s fleet by opening natural gas fuelling stations in Atlanta, Georgia, Birmingham, Alabama, Pearl, Mississippi, and Theodore, Alabama. The fleet will also fuel at the company’s existing stations, while mobile LNG fuelling units will be deployed in Eden, North Carolina, Newnan, Georgia, Ocala, Florida, and Pineville, Louisiana.

Commenting on the expansion, Stepen Silverman, COO for Raven Transport, said: “Raven is rising to the challenge to move our customers’ goods with clean-burning fuel. Industry-leading shippers continue to set the standard in sustainable logistics, and today’s announcement enables Raven to accommodate these high standards.”

Raven purchased its expanded natural gas truck fleet from Rush Truck Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Custom Vehicle Solutions completed the installation of Chart LNG fuel systems purchased through Clean Energy’s tank pricing program. The fleet will operate on irregular routes originating from production plants and distribution centres in the Southeast US.

Comments

Chad Lindholm, VP of Clean Energy

“The natural gas fuelling ecology continues to strengthen as America’s largest shippers and their logistics companies transition to natural gas. As these four stations open and join our existing infrastructure it becomes increasingly feasible for fleets hauling in the Southeast and beyond to make the switch to natural gas.”

Robert Woodall, Assistant General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Peterbilt

“We’re proud to provide Raven Transport with our aerodynamic Model 579s powered by LNG, the newest addition to our industry-leading portfolio of natural gas vehicles. Peterbilt continues to partner with environmental and alternative fuel leaders as we develop advanced vehicle technologies and solutions to meet their full range of needs.”

W.M. ‘Rusty’ Rush, Chairman, CEO and President of Rush Enterprises

“Rush Enterprises is pleased to support Raven Transport, leaders in the alternative fuel space. With this informed and progressive choice, Raven Transport will continue to drive adoption of alternative fuels, impacting the entire transportation industry. Rush Truck Centers has made significant investments to support alternative fuel vehicles with dedicated natural gas bays and certified technicians across the country, allowing us to continue to support Raven Transport with their service needs.”


Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

Read the article online at: https://www.lngindustry.com/small-scale-lng/31032015/raven-transport-to-fuel-with-clean-energy-514/


 

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