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U.S. Gain, AJR Trucking to build RNG fuelling station in California

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U.S. Gain has partnered with AJR Trucking to build a renewable natural gas (RNG) fuelling station in Compton, California.

The station in Compton, near the port of Long Beach, will help AJR and its sister company, MDB Transportation, reduce emissions in the areas of California that need it most.

Since transitioning to natural gas, AJR Trucking has replaced more than one million gallons of diesel fuel with RNG, eliminating more than 2,500 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions – equivalent to removing 1,234 cars from the road or planting more than 149,747 trees.

The new RNG fuelling station will be available to the public, allowing other fleets the opportunity to refuel near the port and to use RNG. It features fast-fill capabilities and is an ‘easy in, easy out’ design, created specifically to accommodate heavy-duty trucks servicing the port.

“We’re widely known for our use of alternative fuel, specifically natural gas, throughout our operations,” said AJR Trucking’s CEO Jack Khudikyan.

“Now, thanks to a partnership with U.S. Gain, we’re able to expand the use of clean RNG and fuel at a more convenient location. This new station brings environmental benefits to our fleet and ultimately, our community.”

Scott Handstedt, U.S. Gain’s director of sales, commented: “AJR is an example of what companies can achieve when they make sustainability a core part of their mission. We’re honoured to partner with such a sustainably-driven transportation company like AJR and are excited to see fuelling demand build at this new station.

“Additionally, we look forward to supporting sustainability goals outlined by other fleets in the form of building new natural gas, electric, and hydrogen fuelling stations, or simply supplying clean RNG to existing stations.

“Transportation emission reductions are a core focus for California, and we have the solutions to reduce a fleet’s environmental footprint in an economically beneficial way.”

The new station will be operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and meets the emission standards set by the Port of Long Beach and the Harbor Trucking Association.