TRUSTAR ENERGY OPENS SECOND STATION IN FLORIDA FOR BEVERAGE DISTRIBUTOR
TruStar Energy announced the grand opening of JJ Taylor’s second CNG fueling station in Florida at their Fort Myers location. This is the second station that TruStar designed and built, and will own and maintain for JJ Taylor. The first station, which is located in Tampa was brought online two years ago and has been fueling their fleet as well as vehicles from a few local refuse haulers in the Tampa area. “We’ve had a very positive experience with CNG powering our Tampa-based fleet and now can realize additional operational savings by utilizing natural gas to power our tractors that move products between our Tampa, Fort Myers, and Fort Pierce locations,” said JJ Taylor Corporate Vice President of Administration, Jose Rivera. The Fort Myers station is similar to their Tampa fast-fill station, but has additional time-fill posts to accommodate their 10 new Freightliner Cascadia tractors that are powered by CWI’s ISX-12G engine. Rivera says they already have an additional 12 Kenworth tractors slated for delivery in June and 25 on order for January 2015. “Our goal at JJ Taylor is to continue migrating our fleet to CNG with the target of converting 95 percent of our Florida fleet by 2017,” said Rivera.