Press Release

Trillium To Build CNG Station For Athens Services

(HOUSTON, July 25, 2017) – The nation’s leading state in compressed natural gas (CNG) facilities will soon be home to another CNG station. Athens Services, a waste-collection and recycling company based in Los Angeles County, recently selected Love’s Trillium CNG, part of the Love’s Family of Companies, to design, build and maintain a CNG station for its fleet of refuse haulers. 

Athens Services committed to converting more of its fleet to alternative fuel vehicles to provide service in the cleanest, quietest and most environmentally friendly manner possible. The company operates 229 CNG vehicles in various cities. The partnership with Trillium CNG allows them to provide more service to Los Angeles residents. 

“Partnering with Trillium to build a new CNG station was needed for Athens to provide the best service to certain zones in the city of Los Angeles,” said Marty Mitchell, director of maintenance for Athens Services. “The new station will allow our drivers to fuel in the most efficient way and avoid taking vehicles miles away to another fueling facility. We’ve worked with Trillium on other projects, and we know they provide a quality product.” 

The private station at 12355 Montague Street in Pacoima will provide CNG fuel to approximately 110 Athens Services refuse trucks. Construction is underway, and the station is scheduled to be complete this fall. According to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, California has more than 320 public and private CNG stations, more than any other state. 

“We understand companies in California emphasize alternative fueling solutions to meet state mandates of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020,” said Bill Cashmareck, managing director of Trillium CNG. “We are honored to help Athens Services with its goal of converting more vehicles to CNG by providing top-notch equipment and services.” 

Trillium will procure renewable natural gas (RNG) for use with the station, which is derived from renewable sources. When combined with Cummins near-zero emissions CNG engines, the use of RNG significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Trillium partnered with Athens Services on two other CNG stations in Irwindale and La Puente. Trillium owns 10 CNG stations in California, and operates an additional 31 stations. Love’s Travel Stops, a national travel stop company with more than 430 stores in 41 states, has nine locations in California.

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 150 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.