City Furniture, Inc. — Outstanding CNG Fleet & Station Program

City Furniture owns and operates 16 City Furniture stores and 11 Ashley Furniture HomeStore showrooms throughout Florida. They employ more than 1,100 people and are recognized as South Florida’s top-selling furniture retailer. Since mid-2013, City Furniture has purchased a total of 56 Class 6 Isuzu NPR HD dedicated and bi-fuel delivery trucks, and are among the first in their market segment to migrate to NGVs. This year their fleet will displace 234,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

A newly-commissioned $1.5 million dollar private-use CNG station, located at their Tamarac headquarters, is currently configured to time-fill 90 vehicles but was built with additional capacity to facilitate public fueling.

City Furniture’s return-to-base NGVs fuel overnight. For deliveries throughout Central Florida, the company has arranged to use various CNG stations in the area, and, for longer hauls, they deploy their bi-fuel trucks, which have enough CNG tank capacity to travel about 225 miles with an additional 30 gallons of gasoline in reserve.

City Furniture is on target for a 100 percent, 90-vehicle fleet switch-over by 2016, and current plans are underway for a public-access fast fill operation at their distribution center, which will allow the general public and other corporate fleets to take advantage of a clean, abundant and inexpensive fuel.

City Furniture is recognized today for their unique niche market application and for providing the necessary momentum to promote Natural Gas as a transportation fuel in the state of Florida.