Clean Energy Corp. is doubling its CNG station capacity in Lakeland, FL, in support of carrier Saddle Creek Transportation.

Saddle Creek, the Fleet Owner 2014 Green Fleet of the Year, is adding an additional 25 heavy-duty natural gas trucks to the location.

Saddle Creek first started down the CNG road in 2011, with Clean Energy building the first facility. Last year, the company successfully ran a CNG tractor across the country, fueling only at Clean Energy facilities along the way.

As the trucking arm of Saddle Creek Logistics, the company operates 440 Class 8 tractors providing regional contract carriage throughout the U.S. for major consumer-goods manufacturers and retailers, supporting its parent’s contract warehousing and distribution services. 

Since taking delivery of its first 40 CNG tractors back in 2012, Saddle Creek has accumulated 17 million mi. in OTR Class 8 heavy-haul operations achieving an estimated reduction of 55,000 lbs. in carbon emissions.  Today, it runs 150 CNG trucks and will take delivery of another 50, representing the fourth generation of its development work with truck and fuel-system manufacturers, before the end of the year.