Fox Transportation signed a fueling agreement and plans deployment of over 100 natural gas trucks over the next several months which will fuel at Clean Energy stations throughout Southern California. Once fully-deployed, the fleet is expected to consume approximately 600,000 diesel-gallons-equivalent of natural gas fuel per year. The fleet is anticipated to make approximately 900,000 deliveries annually to hospitals thorough California, traveling over 5 million miles per year.
"Our customers have relied on Fox Transportation for more than twenty years to provide the best logistics and pricing available and to do so fairly," said Mike Fox, CEO of Fox Transportation. "With natural gas fueling now a reality, we believe providing this cheaper and cleaner fuel option is the right business decision and will strengthen our long-term relationships with customers."
"Fox Transportation has proven itself to be an industry-leader in transportation logistics," added Chad Lindholm, regional VP of Clean Energy. "Clean Energy is privileged to help Mike and his team continue to exceed the needs of their customers with the deployment of the largest medium-duty CNG truck fleet in the nation."
The move to CNG is predicted to reduce greenhouse gases by 1,936 metric tons annually, the equivalent of taking 399 cars off the road per year.
The California-based Clean Energy is working to establish a network of fueling stations for high-volume users like fleet operators, transit vehicles or refuse trucks.
Heavy duty truck fleets have begun filling up at the Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Fontana, Calif., stations as the heavy duty trucking segment continues its transition to natural gas across the country.