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September 18, 2020 3:00 PM, EDT

Estes Express Lines Expands RNG-Fueled Fleet

EstesAn Estes truck. (Clean Energy Fuels Corp.)

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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that Estes Express Lines will add to its fleet 50 new trucks fueled with its Redeem brand of renewable natural gas, bringing its total to 71.

Estes is acquiring the Class 8 natural gas trucks equipped with the Cummins Westport ultra-clean ISX12N engine for its California fleet, and is expected to use an approximate 2.8 million gallons of RNG over the seven-year contract, according to Newport Beach, Calif.-based Clean Energy Fuels.

The renewable fuel is derived from capturing the biogenic methane produced by the decomposition of organic waste from dairies, landfills, and wastewater treatment plants. Redeem reduces climate-harming greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70%, and even up to 300% depending on the source of the RNG, the company said in a release.

Estes Express Lines ranks No. 13 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.

“Switching to trucks fueled with ultra-low carbon fuel is vital to improving air quality and fighting climate change in the regions that we serve,” said Estes CEO Rob Estes. — Transport Topics

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