3 Weeks Can Change Your Life

More truck stations offering CNG


Posted on August 25th, by Ted Hogan in Trucking News. Comments Off

The role of natural gas in the commercial truck industry continues to grow as truck stops all across the nation are announcing plans to open compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations.

One place where CNG is growing is in Oklahoma where Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores have announced a schedule of grand opening events for six of 10 publicly accessible compressed natural gas fueling stations. Thanks to a partnership with Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy Corp., Love’s will now offer CNG in Altus, Chickasha, Guthrie, Lawton, Norman and Oklahoma City.

The addition of those 10 new CNG stations brings the company’s CNG infrastructure count to 11 and gives Oklahoma more than 70 existing or planned public CNG stations, according to a Love’s press release. CNG currently sells for $1.69 per gallon equivalent.

With more trucks needed, the use of compressed natural gas is seen as a way to help offset rising fuel costs. While the conversation of engines to CNG can be pricy, the cost to run a truck using compressed natural gas compared to diesel fuel is much less. Many truck carriers are looking to compressed natural gas as a way to help meet higher demand for more truck and more drivers without rising their fuel bill.

From diesel to CNG trucks, the demand for more professionally trained drivers is up all across the country and many job seekers are considering a career as a commercial truck driver because of the industry’s high starting pay and long term security.







Listen to our students

See what our CDL Training students and graduates say about their experience at Truck Driver Institute in their own words.

Click on each headline for more ....

The Taylors are Team Driving and Both Trained at TDI.

Marvell Taylor is a former student who trained with Truck Driver Institute a few years ago. His wife, Janet, trained with us this summer...

Chris says, “I learned the trucks inside and out.”
“The TDI staff was all great. I didn’t even know how to get a truck rolling, much less drive one, and in just 3...
Matthew Used to Drive a Tow Truck, Not Any More…

Matthew Frame used to drive a tow truck before he came to Truck Driver Institute to train. Now he earns more driving flatbed for...