March 5, 2013 10:20 AM, EST

Love’s to Build CNG Fueling Stations in Texas

Love’s Travel Stops said it is adding fast-fill compressed natural gas fueling stations for heavy-duty trucks to eight of its travel stops in Texas.

The stations are expected to be completed by the end of the year and will be located on the highways between Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, according to Love’s.

“A typical Class 8 truck can cover up to 450 miles after filling up with CNG, so Love’s locations near these three metro areas make sense,” said Jon Archard, Love’s director of fleet sales.

The company said it opened its first fast-fill CNG dispensers for trucks last year and has received strong interest from fleets looking to take advantage of the cost savings from the cheaper fuel.