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AMP Americas, large dairy co-ops reach CNG agreement

AMP Americas, large dairy co-ops reach CNG agreement
Continuing to pave the way in transitioning trucking fleets from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG), AMP Americas signed a deal with Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers to convert a portion of their diesel needs to CNG by working with haulers to convert their fleets to CNG-powered trucks.
Under the agreement, AMP-Trillium, the joint venture between AMP Americas and Trillium CNG, will build seven public fueling stations between October 2013 and early 2014, and lease new CNG trucks that will travel more than 13.2 million miles per year, servicing milk 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.
It’s estimated the 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 $2.00 in fuel savings on every gallon sold, according to Nathan Laurell, CEO of AMP Americas.
The deal structured by AMP Americas 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 US.
For more information, call (312) 300-6700 or visit www.ampamericas.com.