By working with haulers to convert their fleets to CNG-powered trucks, AMP Americas has signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers, both national dairy cooperatives, to convert a portion of their diesel needs to CNG.
Under the agreement, AMP-Trillium — the joint venture between AMP Americas and Trillium CNG — will build seven public fueling stations between October and early 2014 and lease new CNG trucks that will travel more than 13.2 million miles per year, servicing routes throughout Texas.
The stations — which will be built in Waco, Amarillo, Harrold, Sweetwater, Weatherford, Kerrville and Midland — will initially fuel 40 new Class-8 Kenworth and Peterbilt CNG sleeper trucks, a number that will double over the course of the agreement, says AMP Americas.
“It is estimated that the culmination of this deal will displace carbon emissions equal to removing 2,400 cars per year from the road and will save the supply chain $1.50 to $2 in fuel savings on every gallon sold,” said Nathan Laurell, CEO of AMP Americas. “It lets us build a network of public, fast-fill CNG stations across all of the major Texas corridors that can be used by any fleet running trucks across the state.”
According to AMP Americas, the deal features beneficial contract terms for fleets operated by Western Dairy Transport and Reynolds Transport, establishing the two as “first-movers” by operating two of the largest 12-l Liter commercial CNG fleets in the U.S.
“This new network of CNG stations will allow AMP-Trillium to meet the rapidly increasing demand for CNG cars and trucks,” said Mary Boettcher, President of Trillium CNG. “The low cost, low-carbon emissions and reliability of CNG has made it the ideal alternative to gasoline and diesel fuels.”