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Client Description:

North America’s second-largest wholesale supplier of products to convenience stores

Client Goals:

  • Evaluate the potential for natural gas to reduce fleet operating costs and minimize impact of diesel fuel price fluctuations
  • Develop a strategy for the deployment of natural gas trucks into Core-Mark’s delivery fleet

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GNA Strategy:

  • Characterize existing fleet operations and identify the best opportunities for natural gas trucks
  • Evaluate the right vehicle options for Core-Mark’s fleet
  • Secure incentive funding and federal tax credits
  • Analyze available fueling stations and develop new internal fueling infrastructure

Project Results:

  • $500,000 in state grants secured: GNA identified available state funding to reduce natural gas truck purchase prices and coordinated the development and submission of a detailed grant funding application on behalf of Core-Mark.
  • Development of new natural gas fueling infrastructure: GNA oversaw the design and bid process for the construction of Core-Mark’s first natural gas fueling station. Core-Mark is now evaluating the deployment of additional trucks and fueling infrastructure at their other facilities.
  • Significantly reduced emissions and driver fuel costs: Core-Mark’s CNG fleet significantly reduced emissions of diesel PM and greenhouse gases, as well as fuel costs.