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FLEET MANAGEMENT

// Dairy Farmers of America runs 40 of its
trucks on CNG, which accounts for about 7
million miles per year.

"Farmers are the original stewards of the land.
Our commitment to produce a sustainable product
starts with our dairy farmer-owners and is carried
throughout our entire supply chain."
a portion of its diesel fleet in Texas to
compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks,
and the first CNG-powered trucks began
hauling milk in February 2014. CNG is
an odorless, colorless, tasteless gasoline
alternative made by compressing natural gas - mostly methane - to less than
one percent of its volume at standard
atmospheric pressure.

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TLIMAGAZINE.COM SUMMER 2015

Fleet Improvements
Today, 40 trucks hauling Dairy Farmers
of America milk are running on CNG,
accounting for about seven million
miles per year. It is estimated that Dairy
Farmers of America's use of CNG in
Texas will displace carbon emissions
equal to removing 2,400 cars per year
from the road. In Colorado, Dairy Farm-

ers of America's company-owned fleet
is switching to another alternative fuel
- liquid natural gas (LNG). LNG is an
eco-friendly diesel alternative with benefits and properties similar to CNG, and
is especially beneficial for long distance
and heavy payload transportation.
Also in Colorado, the cooperative has
switched to quad-axle trucking rigs that
can carry about 70,000 pounds of milk
per load - an increase from the 50,000
pounds previously carried in each load.
The switch has reduced the cooperative's gas purchases by 10 percent, and
in some cases, haulers are now able to
transport 40 percent more milk, cutting
down on trips between farms and processing facilities.


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