Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Bud Man Cometh (in NatGas-Fueled Trucks)

I don't know why it took so long, but a major beer distributor serving northwest Louisiana announced yesterday that it has ordered 23 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors to replace its diesel delivery fleet.  Shreveport-based  Eagle Distributing, Inc., which is a distributor of Anheuser-Bush and InBev products, agreed to a lease agreement with Ryder System for the trucks.  Eagle also plans to change out smaller fleet vehicles and is considering building its own fueling station.

The deal makes a lot of sense for Eagle.  Not only will the company will reduce fueling costs and decrease its carbon footprint, it will take advantage of the fuel that is so abundant in its service area.  A win-win-win if ever there was one.

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