AMP Americas has signed a deal with two leading dairy cooperatives to assist member fleets in a conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks.
The deal, with the Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) and Select Milk Producers, leverages a joint venture between AMP and Trillium CNG that will build seven public fueling stations and provide leased CNG trucks, covering 13.2 million miles per year servicing routes throughout Texas, AMP said.
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 is estimated that the culmination of this 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,” said Nathan Laurell, CEO of AMP Americas. “It lets us build a network of public, fast-fill CNG stations across all of the major Texas corridors that can be used by any fleet running trucks across the state.”
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 commercial CNG fleets in the US.
“This new network of CNG stations will allow AMP-Trillium to meet the rapidly increasing demand for CNG cars and trucks,” said Mary Boettcher, president of Trillium CNG. “The low cost, low-carbon emissions, and reliability of CNG has made it the ideal alternative to gasoline and diesel fuels.”