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FedEx Freight Invests in 100-plus Trucks and a CNG Fuel Center

September 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Technology
FedEx Freight Invests in 100-plus Trucks, Oklahoma CNG Fuel Center

FedEx Freight, a wholly owned subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and a leading U.S. provider of LTL freight services, has purchased more than 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors and has installed a CNG fueling station to serve the new CNG fleet at its Oklahoma City Service Center.

FedEx Freight contracted with Clean Energy Fuels Corp., to design, build and maintain the fueling station.

“This substantial investment in CNG by FedEx not only demonstrates its 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”

The CNG fueling station in Oklahoma City also provides efficiency for fueling the fleet through two different methods. The facility includes a four-lane “fast fill” station, which closely replicates a diesel fueling 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 fueled over an extended period of time, typically overnight.

“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.”