Love’s to Purchase 50 New CNG Trucks for Fuel Delivery
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 6, 2013 - Love’s Travel Stops has agreed to purchase 25 new Freightliner Cascadia and 25 new Peterbilt trucks with the Cummins Westport 12-liter compressed natural gas (CNG) engine for its fleet of fuel haulers, operating under the Gemini Transport brand. Gemini, a sister company to Love’s, has been testing the 12-liter CNG engine in one of its Freightliner fuel trucks since September 2012.
“We’ve had great success with the CNG engine in delivering fuel to Love’s locations in our home state of Oklahoma”, said Brent Bergevin, director of transportation for Gemini Transport. “The CNG engine has a 450-mile range, and we’ve seen a significant cost benefit in using CNG as a transportation fuel.”
Gemini will purchase and take delivery of the 50 trucks in the fourth quarter of 2013 through ATC Freightliner and Peterbilt. Bringing together a dedicated CNG truck fleet was important to the company as it tests new technology.
“As the natural gas truck market share leader, Freightliner and Peterbilt's knowledge and expertise was very helpful in our selection process,” said Bergevin.
Love’s Travel Stops recently announced an expansion of its network of fast-fill CNG locations for Class 8 trucks to the Texas Triangle cities of Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. The new Gemini CNG trucks will be used to deliver fuel in these metro areas and Oklahoma City.
About Gemini Transport
Gemini Transport was founded in 2001 as a sister company to Love’s Travel Stops. Gemini currently has a fleet of 400 Freightliner Cascadia trucks and 600 drivers delivering fuel to 300 Love’s locations across the country.
About Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores
Founded in 1964 by Tom Love, Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and remains entirely family-owned and operated. With 300 locations and 160 Love’s Truck Tire Care centers in 39 states, Love’s will open 25 new travel stops this year. Love’s is currently ranked No. 9 on Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of America’s Largest Private Companies. To learn more, go to www.loves.com, Facebook (www.facebook.com/lovestravelstops), or follow @LovesTravelStop on Twitter.