Love’s Travel Stops will introduce fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling capability for heavy-duty trucks and a CNG fueling option for passenger vehicles at its travel stop located on Interstate 71, at Exit 204, in Burbank, Ohio. The Love’s Fast-Fill CNG station is expected to open mid-summer 2014.
The commitment to bring Love’s Fast-Fill CNG to a new area of the country unfolded, in part, because of an agreement between Love’s and Illinois-based Dillon Transport.
Love’s Burbank location will be a public access travel stop offering heavy-duty CNG to all professional fleets and light duty CNG to passenger vehicles.
The partnership with Love’s will allow Dillon Transport, which operates more than 400 trucks and 700 trailers in various parts of the nation, to designate 20 CNG trucks to the Burbank area.
“Our fleet will operate 20 Peterbilt trucks paired with an Agility fuel system that will give us 500 miles of range,” said Charles Musgrove, vice president of Dillon Transport. “We are planning for these trucks to run about 3 million miles per year and fuel at the Burbank Love’s location.”
Love’s Fast-Fill CNG gives professional drivers a similar experience to filling up with Love’s diesel or DEF. Love’s CNG stations are designed to deliver a fill rate of greater than 10 gallons per minute in all lanes, meaning a driver can fill a 100 gallon equivalent tank in 10 minutes or less.
Love’s previously announced it would expand its Love’s Fast-Fill CNG network at 11 of its travel stops across Texas and Oklahoma. As part of its Texas and Oklahoma expansion, Love’s will purchase 55 CNG-powered trucks for its own fuel hauling fleet, Gemini Motor Transport. In addition to Burbank, Love’s will offer in-lane, fast-fill CNG at the following locations by the end of the second quarter of 2014.
Ft. Worth - I-35 W, Exit 40
Dallas - I-35/I-20, Exit 466
Rockwall - I-30, Exit 283
Willis – I-45, Exit 95
Houston – 610 Loop, Exit 24A
Katy – I-10, Exit 737
San Antonio – I-35, Exit 144
Seguin – I-10, Exit 604
Amarillo - I-40, Exit 74
Oklahoma City – I-40, Exit 140
Oklahoma City – I-40, Exit 166