J Rayl Transport, Inc. has partnered with U.S. Oil to utilize GAIN® Clean Fuel compressed natural gas as the trucking firm works to convert its fleet from diesel fuel to CNG.
As part of the partnership, U.S. Oil has acquired the existing CNG station at JRayl’s National Headquarters in Akron, OH, which was recently opened in October 2013. This station is located at 1201 S. Arlington Street. U.S. Oil will also construct a new GAIN® Clean Fuel station in Sunnyvale, TX, just east of Dallas, to provide service to J Rayl’s long haul transportation routes.
In addition, J Rayl Transport will purchase 76 dedicated CNG tractors and plans to convert more of its fleet to CNG in the future. “This is a strategic business decision,” said J Rayl Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Rayl. “CNG costs less than diesel fuel, burns cleaner and reduces our fleet’s emissions. All of these are positives for the environment and for our bottom line.”
GAIN’s national network of CNG stations will also provide J Rayl’s fleet with access to CNG in many parts of the country. “We are a local, regional, and a national carrier, specializing in full truck load service,” Rayl explains. “By partnering with U.S. Oil and taking advantage of its GAIN network, our goal is to be among the most fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly fleets in the country.”
GAIN Clean Fuel’s General Manager Bill Renz is looking forward to building the new station and taking ownership of the existing station. “This is an exciting opportunity,” said Renz. “It allows us to continue expanding our network to provide GAIN to carriers with national transportation routes.”
J Rayl will use the two new GAIN stations, as well as other GAIN Clean Fuel stations along the East Coast to fuel its expanding CNG fleet. The Akron facility is fully operational and the Sunnyville site will open in September of 2014. Both facilities will be available for use by other trucking firms and the general public.
J Rayl Transport, Inc., headquartered in Akron, is a family-owned transportation company serving the tire, food, beverage, retail, plastics, and other industries. Its fleet, with more than 230 trucks, 750 dry van trailers and 25 flat-beds, serves the entire United States. J Rayl has terminals in Ohio, Virginia, Illinois, Indiana, and Texas.