Raven Transport to Deploy 115 Additional Heavy-duty LNG Trucks
Clean Energy announced longtime customer Raven Transport is expanding its natural gas fleet with 115 LNG-powered Peterbilt Model 579 sleepers to haul goods for a packaged goods company. Clean Energy will support this fleet by opening truck-friendly natural gas fueling stations in Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham and Theodore, Alabama; and Pearl, Mississippi. The fleet will also fuel at Clean Energy’s other existing stations in the area. Mobile LNG fueling units will also be deployed in various locations to enable LNG refueling throughout the Southeast.
“Industry-leading shippers continue to set the standard in sustainable logistics, and today’s announcement enables Raven to accommodate these high standards,” said Stephen Silverman, chief operating officer for Raven Transport.
Raven purchased its expanded natural gas truck fleet from Rush Truck Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Custom Vehicle Solutions, another Rush Enterprises company, then completed the installation of Chart LNG fuel systems purchased through Clean Energy’s tank pricing program. The fleet will operate on irregular routes originating from production plants and distribution centers in the Southeast and is forecasted to consume approximately 2.4 million additional DGEs of LNG annually.