Evergreen Transport, Evergreen, Ala., marked a new day for its carrier fleet with the grand opening of a GAIN Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) station at itsEvergreen Transport FUEL GAIN fueling and maintenance facility in Calera, Ala.

“CNG will reduce our fuel costs and emissions while maintaining the superior transport services our clients expect from us,” says David Wildberger, president. “It’s a win-win situation, as it will save on our fuel budget and is better for the environment.”

The CNG station was built through a partnership between Evergreen and U.S. Oil, which owns the GAIN Clean Fuel brand. “This is a unique partnership for GAIN,” says Erick Johnson, business development manager for GAIN Clean Fuel.

“This is a joint venture, giving both companies the opportunity to benefit from the economic advantages of CNG. The location was also strategically selected to provide the greatest benefit to Evergreen, but also is convenient for other carriers interested in using the station.”

The GAIN station will be open to the public and for other carriers to use.