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Five Trucking Fleets Switch to Natural Gas Fuel

July 03, 2012

SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it has begun providing natural gas fuel to additional trucking fleets that transport products for some of the country's largest and most well-known brands.

The following five firms will use compressed natural gas (CNG) at existing Clean Energy public access stations, new stations built for the companies, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Clean Energy stations along its America's Natural Gas Highway:

Saddle Creek Logistics Services. Saddle Creek, a nationwide third-party logistics company, has expanded its contract with Clean Energy to build additional private natural gas fueling stations to support Saddle Creek's expanding fleet of for-hire CNG trucks. Fueling at its new CNG station at the company's Lakeland headquarters, a fleet of 40 Freightliner natural gas trucks is now serving Saddle Creek's Florida customers. With its CNG fleet size projected to grow to 120 trucks, this will be the largest over-the-road CNG truck fleet in the state.

Premier Transportation. Premier provides transportation and logistics solutions to the retail department store and consumer products industries. Supported by a national CNG fueling contract with Clean Energy, Premier has deployed a new fleet of CNG-powered heavy-duty Freightliner trucks to serve its customers in the Greater Atlanta area. Expanding to major U.S. metropolitan areas over time, Premier CNG trucks will fuel at Clean Energy's national network of public access CNG stations.

Hoopes Turf Farm. Hoopes is a family-owned sod production and contract truck transportation company that offers solutions for construction and energy development sites, industrial hauling, materials delivery, commercial transportation needs, large equipment pick-up and delivery, and private residential requirements. With 10 LNG trucks in service now, the company plans to transition its entire fleet of 50 trucks to LNG power.

Lily Transportation Corp. As a Dedicated Contract Carrier providing value-added transportation to the grocery, retail, and industrial sectors, Lily is committed to using the latest in proven technologies and engineering to support its customers' cost and environmental needs. Slotted mud-flaps, limited top speeds, minimized idle time and aerodynamic device-equipped tractor trailers and trucks are just some of the tools the company employs on its fleets. Lily has recently deployed a new fleet of CNG-powered trucks to serve one of its supply chain customers in the Los Angeles area. The fleet will fuel at Clean Energy's extensive local network of public access CNG stations.

Lancaster Foods. A subsidiary of Guest Services, Inc., Lancaster Foods is the largest wholesale produce company in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. The company has begun its transition to natural gas power with a new fleet of CNG temperature-sensitive refrigerated trucks. The Clean Energy CNG public access station at Baltimore/Washington, D.C. International Airport will provide fueling service to the Lancaster trucks.

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