SEAL BEACH, CA – Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has signed a 10-year strategic partnership agreement with Saddle Creek Corporation, a logistics services provider, to build natural gas fueling stations at existing Saddle Creek locations in support of Saddle Creek’s expanding natural gas-powered truck fleet.
Saddle Creek is a nationwide third-party supply chain logistics (3PL) company that integrates transportation, warehousing, contract packaging, and fulfillment services. The company operates 29 facilities across the country, which aggregate more than 14 million square feet of warehousing space.
The first of Saddle Creek’s planned network of natural gas fueling stations opened in December 2011 at the company’s headquarters campus in Lakeland, Fla. Designed to fuel up to 120 CNG trucks per day, it is equipped with four fast-fill pumps and 20 time-fill hoses. Other sites under consideration include Saddle Creek locations in Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; and Dallas.
“Sustainability is a core strategy at Saddle Creek, and this major new station-building agreement with Clean Energy marks a significant milestone in our efforts to transition our truck fleets to natural gas power,” said Mike DelBovo, president of Saddle Creek Transportation. “Our aim is to provide the benefits of this clean, cost-efficient, abundant domestic fuel to our shipping industry customers across the nation.”