TruStar Energy, designers and builder of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling infrastructure in the United States, is to build 15 high capacity fueling stations for UPS. The CNG fueling stations, planned for 11 states and configured to fast-fill and time-fill their vehicles, will fuel over 2000 vehicles once the recently announced 1400 additions to their fleet are deployed.
The UPS CNG fleet includes both Class 8 tractors and their familiar brown delivery trucks called ‘package cars’. These stations represent a continuation of UPS’s commitment to its alternative fuel strategy. Station construction has already begun in Oklahoma City, Okla., and New Orleans, La.
“We are very proud and excited to be working with UPS to assist in their continuing deployment of CNG vehicles,” said TruStar Energy President Adam Comora. “UPS operates one of the most recognizable fleets in the world and seeing the blue CNG diamond on the sides of their tractors makes a huge statement to other freight carriers throughout the country.”
The multi-lane, multi-compressor fueling stations will allow fast fueling of UPS Class 8 tractors and package cars, and in certain locations will also include time-fill fueling for Class 8 tractors when practical. All new stations will have Ariel compressors packaged by ANGI Energy.
In addition to the design and construction of the stations, TruStar Energy was contracted to provide service and maintenance for 13 of the 15 stations on an annual contract basis.
“We’ve continued to develop our nationwide service and maintenance group, which works hand-in-hand with our construction teams to ensure our customers stations remain productive and profitable,” said Comora, adding that TruStar Energy service personnel would be dedicated to each of the UPS stations to ensure rapid response.
(Source: TruStar Energy LLC)