Roberts Will Provide Approximately 2.5 Million Gallons of Diesel Fuel Delivered Directly to Locomotives as Well as Bulk Storage Tanks Throughout New England
Springfield, MA, August 2, 2017 - Roberts Energy is pleased to announce that, as of July 1, 2017, it has entered into a contract with rail-freight provider Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) to provide fuel to locomotives operating on the New England Central Railroad line and the Providence and Worcester Railroad line. During the term of the contract, Roberts will provide approximately 2.5 million gallons of diesel fuel delivered to G&W locomotives at designated refueling locations as well as multiple bulk storage tanks throughout New England.
The deal with G&W represents the first-ever railroad contract for Roberts Energy, which is one of New England's leading suppliers of motor fuels, heating fuels, and lubricants to commercial end-users, wholesale customers, and branded retailers. According to the management team at Roberts, one of the key reasons G&W chose them over several other bidders was Roberts' hand-held reporting system that provides driver identification, a timestamp of each delivery, and a detailed recording of the amount of fuel delivered.
"We showed we could cover the amount of terminals G&W needed to be served and - in addition to our competitive pricing - they were impressed with the hand-held bar code readers that our drivers employ to record the precise amount of fuel that's delivered, the exact time of each delivery, and the email notification that the system provides to the client," said Roberts Energy Vice President Matt Dusseault. "We're very excited to be in business with G&W Inc. and we look forward to working with them going forward. This is a new opportunity for us to serve an industry we haven't worked with previously and - in addition to enhancing our portfolio - it gives us the opportunity to seek out additional rail-based business in the future."
Roberts will serve G&W's trains on the New England Central Railroad line and the Providence and Worcester Railroad line, each of which have interchanges in multiple states including New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. G&W Inc. owns or leases 122 freight railroads worldwide. In North America, its trains serve 41 U.S. states and four Canadian provinces, with an overall coverage more than 13,000 track-miles.