Sheehy Mail Contractors partners with Trillium CNG
(Houston, Aug. 1, 2017) – Prominent mail contractor, Sheehy Mail Contractors, Inc., partnered with Love’s Trillium CNG after adding to its natural-gas vehicle (NGV) fleet. The mail carrier entered into a contract with Trillium and now stops at the Trillium compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Omaha, Nebraska.
“Sheehy is a fantastic example of leadership in the alternative fuels sector,” said Bill Cashmareck, managing director of Trillium CNG. “Partnering with fleets like Sheehy helps us make the most of our existing public-station network as well as identify the next wave of infrastructure needs for the market.”
Sheehy’s NGV fleet expansion in Omaha is a team effort across multiple agencies and sectors. Metropolitan Utilities District manages the CNG Fleet Fund Program, which helps offset the incremental cost of purchasing natural gas vehicles. Sheehy applied to this program and was awarded incentives to purchase four new Freightliner CNG trucks. Since 2013, the CNG Fleet Fund Program assisted in the purchase of more than 110 vehicles in the Omaha market.
“Sheehy’s overall experience using CNG has been positive. The vehicles perform very well, and maintenance issues are no more difficult than diesel trucks. Driver acceptance has been great due to good power and the quietness,” said John Sheehy, CEO of Sheehy Enterprises. “Fueling a CNG truck is clean and simple.”
Sheehy was an early adopter of CNG, beginning the conversion process in 2013. The company has driven 35 million miles on CNG. The alternative fuel accounts for 92 percent of all fuel purchased by Sheehy Mail Contractors. John Sheehy has noticed an internal culture shift around NGVs.
“In our fleet, the CNG trucks are the first ones out. Drivers want to drive them. We also know it is the right thing to do for the environment, and we promote that to our customers and employees,” said Sheehy.
About Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores
Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Founded in 1964, Love’s has more than 430 locations in 41 states. Love’s provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, travel items, electronics, snacks and more, as well as a selection of restaurant offerings. On-site Love’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers. Showers, CAT scales and other services for professional truck drivers are also available. Love’s, which remains family-owned and operated, employs more than 17,000 people. To learn more, visit www.loves.com.
About Trillium CNG
For more than 20 years Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies, has exceeded customer expectations by delivering superior quality, reliability and dependability at more than 170 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations nationwide. Trillium CNG specializes in designing, building, and operating CNG facilities, and provides 24/7 maintenance services for various types of professional fleets. Trillium CNG delivers more than 70 million gallons of CNG per year. Combined, Love’s Travel Stops and Trillium own 65 public-access CNG facilities.