FedEx Freight has purchased more than 100 CNG tractors and has installed a CNG fuelling station to serve the new fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center. FedEx Freight contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp (Nasdaq: CLNE) to design, build and maintain the fuelling station.
The CNG fuelling station in Oklahoma City provides efficiency for fuelling the fleet through two different methods. The facility includes a four-lane “fast fill” station, which closely replicates a diesel fuelling experience. Also on site is a “time fill” station, which has six zones and 18 hoses. In time-fill applications, drivers connect their vehicles to an automated system in which the tractors are fuelled over an extended period of time, typically overnight.
“A fact we take very seriously at FedEx is that people want to do business with companies who invest in making the world a better place,” said Michael Ducker, President and CEO of FedEx Freight. “Plus, it’s simply the right thing to do. And given that the state of Oklahoma has been so supportive of sustainable transportation solutions, we felt this was the perfect place to set a strong example within the LTL industry.”
“The use of natural gas by FedEx Freight is a natural extension of our corporate-wide efforts to provide sustainable solutions that benefit the customers and communities we serve,” said Mitch Jackson, Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corp. “Across the FedEx enterprise, we continuously look for ways to maximise our efficiency while advancing our commitment to connect the world in responsible and resourceful ways.”
“This substantial investment in CNG by FedEx not only demonstrates their continued leadership in long-haul transportation, but their decision is another example of their commitment to broader sustainable goals that now includes a new CNG truck fleet in Oklahoma City that is using a fuel that is cleaner and domestic,” said Andrew J. Littlefair, CEO and President of Clean Energy. “Clean Energy is thrilled to work with FedEx to help in ensuring a more sustained and safer environment for future generations.”
The fuelling station is estimated to dispense approximately 2.5 million GGEs per year.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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