Laredo, TX – (November 10, 2016) – Representatives from Canadian American Transport (C.A.T.), U.S. Gain and Independence Fuel Systems (IFS), along with local and regional dignitaries, celebrated the grand opening of the newest GAIN Clean Fuel® and FastFlow compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Laredo, Texas. The station, located at 15668 N. U.S. Highway 83, will provide the North American carrier with alternative fuel to support C.A.T.’s growing fleet of CNG trucks.
“We’re proud to make an investment in our future and be a leader in creating sustainable transport by opening our fifth CNG station with U.S. Gain and first station with IFS,” said Daniel Goyette, president of C.A.T., Inc. “By converting our fleet to CNG, we’ve made a significant move to becoming more environmentally-friendly and creating fuel price stability.”
Nearly a third of C.A.T.’s fleet of 350 tractors have been converted to CNG.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to further our mission of helping build America’s energy independence by providing high quality CNG stations,” said Kevin Russell, CEO at IFS. “We’re proud to have FastFlow CNG serve this region. Together, we can continue to encourage carriers to convert to CNG.”
The Laredo, Texas location, like all other GAIN Clean Fuel and FastFlow stations, will provide easy access and fast-fill capabilities, and it will be open for use by other fleets and the general public. They will also have fleet card acceptance capabilities for trucker convenience and provide reliability to ensure that fleets have a consistent fuel source.
“GAIN Clean Fuel is helping fleets and operations throughout the U.S. and Canada make the conversation to CNG,” said GAIN Clean Fuel General Manager Bill Renz. “IFS has been a reliable partner for U.S. Gain and has been instrumental in the expansion of our CNG network throughout Texas. This is a heavily-traveled trucking corridor and we look forward to serving not only C.A.T., but other carriers seeking to take advantage of the benefits of CNG.”
About U.S. Gain
U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, Inc. is a leading Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) provider offering fleet operators access to GAIN® Clean Fuel, an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective alternative to traditional fuel options. GAIN Clean Fuel stations are strategically located for carriers along major shipping corridors and provide easy-access, fast-fill capabilities. For more information, please visit: www.usgain.com.
About Independence Fuel Systems
Texas-born and Texas-based in Longview, FastFlow CNG owns and operates CNG Fueling stations for public and private use. Our extensive background in natural gas pipelines and production enables us to source the highest possible gas pressures. When combined with our patented fuel dispensing technology – FastFlow CNG delivers incredibly fast fill times – Guaranteed.
C.A.T. Inc. was founded in 1978 and offers a blend of transportation, and logistics services. Their core market is truckload service between Canada and the USA and are one of a handful of carriers serving the Mexico market on a regular basis. For more information visit their website at www.cat.ca.
Tracy Williams Prince
GAIN Clean Fuel