It was several years in the making, but Goodspeed Auto-Fuel Systems - one of Hesperia's top local tax generators - has finally opened its new fueling location on I Avenue.

"It's a several-year project," said Buck Goodspeed, one of the principals of the company that has been headquartered in Hesperia for several decades.

The station, which serves commercial customers and members of the Fleetwide network, is at 11350 I Ave.

"We provide service for any vehicle with a name on it," Buck Goodspeed said with a smile.

For years, Goodspeed operated a fueling location just a few blocks away at I Avenue and Eucalyptus, but portions of the system needed to be replaced. Rather than interrupt the service, however, Goodspeed began developing a new location. On Nov. 20, the Hesperia Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors joined in a grand opening celebration.

"This is an investment in the future,"Goodspeed said.
Goodspeed credited the city for helping make the new station a reality.

"We've helped a lot of people build their businesses," said Mayor Mike Leonard.

Helping Goodspeed Auto-Fuel Systems is a win-win proposition for the city.

"Goodspeed has always been one of the top 10 sales tax producers," Leonard added.

Goodspeed's new Fleetwide program is part of a network with more than 31,000 fueling locations throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The new station has three grades of gas and also carries diesel fuel. The company is working to bring bio fuel to the station.

Goodspeed Auto-Fuel Systems, which is part of R.E. Goodspeed & Sons, also has a location at 19269 7th Santa Fe Ave., Hesperia.

Although Goodspeed helps those with commercial vehicles to travel throughout the U.S., the company is glad its home base is Hesperia.

"This is where we live," Goodspeed said.

For more information on Goodspeed Auto-Fuel Systems, call 949-3356.