Trillium and Penske Open CNG Station in Pennsylvania
Penske Truck Leasing and Penske Logistics announced it celebrated the opening of a new Trillium CNG fueling station in partnership with Wegmans Food Markets in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. A total of 23 Penske Truck Leasing leased CNG heavy duty trucks will be fueled by Penske Logistics, NFI and Wegmans at this location.
The station is on 1.6 acres and will be open continuously. The separate dual hose dispenser will allow two trucks to fuel simultaneously, and the station features Trillium CNG’s proprietary fast-fill hydraulic intensifier compressor. It accepts all major credit cards and fleet cards.
To accommodate natural gas truck demand, Penske Truck Leasing modified its nearby Highridge Business Park facility so that each of its four truck maintenance bays can service natural gas vehicles.
Gladstein Neandross and Associates (GNA) secured 2014 Commonwealth grants in Schuylkill County, including:
Penske Truck Leasing: $499,997 in ACT 13 funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (Natural Gas Energy Development Program), to subsidize the purchase of 23 Freightliner Cascadia tractors equipped with Cummins Westport 12L engines. NFI is operating 15 of the tractors, while Penske Logistics is making use of five units, and Wegmans is running three trucks.
Trillium CNG: $824,000 via the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (Alternative Clean Energy Program) to subsidize the construction of their fueling station.
“Today is an excellent example of how several organizations can work together and create a success story for the transportation industry to transition to alternative fuels,” stated Drew Cullen, Penske Senior Vice President of Fuels and Facilities Services. “We appreciate the opportunity to take a lead role in making this day a reality.”