Fleets in Ports of L.A. & Long Beach receive first near-zero NG trucks
Fleets in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the largest port complex in America, are taking delivery of 102 new near-zero trucks fueled by Clean Energy’s biomethane, Redeem. With funding made available by the Carl Moyer Grant Program and other grant programs, port trucking companies are rolling out trucks equipped with the new Cummins-Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N natural gas engine. The ISX12N is certified by California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce smog-forming NOx emissions by 90% compared to the current engine standard.
“Fortunately for those who live in the area of the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, more near-zero trucks are operating on renewable natural gas which will help combat air pollution in Southern California,” said Chad Lindholm, vice president, Clean Energy. “These near-zero natural gas trucks can have a huge positive impact on the environment and provide the level of performance that fleet operators expect.”
Among the fleets taking delivery is Green Fleet Systems, which has committed to 20 near-zero trucks and biomethane at a fixed price well below diesel.
TTSI is also starting to take delivery of 40 near-zero trucks under Clean Energy’s Zero Now Program, which makes the cost of leasing or purchasing a new natural gas heavy-duty truck equal to the price or even lower than that of the same truck equipped with a diesel engine. In addition, truck fleets financed or purchased through Zero Now can purchase natural gas fuel at a fixed price significantly discounted to diesel.
Other companies that have or will be taking delivery of near-zero trucks include Tradelink Transport, Green Trucking, Overseas Freight, West Coast Trucking, Supra National Express, and MDB Transportation, a division of AJR Trucking.