City Furniture has a history of firsts—we were the first to offer same day delivery, the first to open a showroom that is certified for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and most recently, the first furniture company to make the switch to CNG delivery trucks.
Otherwise known as compressed natural gas, CNG benefits the environment by producing less air pollution. And since CNG is American-made natural gas, it also reduces reliance on imported oil. We started the conversion last year, and 51 trucks in our 85-truck fleet now run on this eco-friendly gas, with plans to convert the rest by 2016.
And as fate would have it, our Tamarac headquarters already had a natural gas pipeline, so building an onsite CNG station was an easy choice. This helps make deliveries more efficient as well, since drivers can fill up at the warehouse in the morning instead of making an added stop along the way.
We’re excited and proud to be the first furniture company to make the switch, and we’re confident that CNG is going to revolutionize the trucking and transport industry.
We’re also excited to celebrate Earth month with the #CityDrivesGreen Instagram contest! Learn more and enter for your chance at a $100 gas gift card right here.