Love’s Travel Stops will bring fast-fill compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling capabilities for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at travel stops in Albuquerque, NM, and Williams, AZ. The locations will be the first public-access travel stops along the 960-mi. stretch of I-40 between Amarillo, Texas, and Barstow, CA, to offer CNG, the company said.
The announcement follows an agreement between Love’s and Kansas-based Seaboard Foods, an integrated food company with a refrigerated foods transportation division, to expand Love’s fast-fill CNG offerings into new parts of the U.S.
“With our growing fast-fill CNG network, Love’s will be able to offer customers convenient accessibility from Oklahoma City to the West Coast because of this partnership,” said Bill Cashmareck, general manager of natural gas at Love’s. “Love’s in-lane CNG will be a reliable and cost-effective full-service solution for motorists and fleets who want to use their existing fueling cards and also need diesel for their refrigerated trailers.”
Terry Holton, president of Seaboard Foods, the anchor customer at the new CNG locations, said the benefits of the partnership with Love’s are measurable. “Seaboard Foods is excited to partner with Love’s and continues to add CNG trucks to our fleet. CNG allows us to reduce our emissions, which fits our sustainability and environmental stewardship goals,” he said.
Love’s CNG stations are designed to deliver a fill rate of greater than 10 gals. per minute, meaning a driver can fill a 100- gal. equivalent tank in 10 minutes or less.