Mixer fleet installs portable CNG system

MMC Materials will utilize a TruStar Energy portable fueling station (PFS) for its fleet of new compressed natural gas (CNG) concrete mixers.

“We got real interested in this from an environmental standpoint and began looking at it over a year ago,” said Stanley Mangum, MMC central region vp.

MMC Materials is introducing its first Kenworth mixers, powered by the new Cummins-Westport ISX 12L CNG engine. The company operates 320 mixers in all throughout Mississippi.

“We knew we could use CNG that’s made right here at home, and given the price difference between natural gas and diesel, it adds up quick,” said Mangum, adding that all trucks will be located at their Jackson plant – were the entire fleet of 12 vehicles will be running on CNG.

MMC Materials purchased the TruStar Energy PFS to handle the fueling at the Jackson facility.

“We designed and built the PFS for exactly these types of fleets,” said Scott Edelbach, TruStar Energy vice president. “We knew that some fleet owners needed a portable fueling solution that offered compressor redundancy for reliability, but also a system that was appropriately sized for smaller operations.”

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