Total Transportation Services (TTSI) Southern California drayage division runs a fleet of fifty Near-Zero Emissions (NZE) and Zero-Emissions (ZE) trucks in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Our NZE Cummins Westport engines operate on renewable natural gas (RNG) and run 90% cleaner than the cleanest diesel technology available.
At first, our drivers were skeptical - but after driving these trucks, we received very positive feedback. They are healthier and more fun to drive. The natural gas engines benefits for drivers include:
- The same amount of torque
- No exhaust smell / no headaches
- Haul weights from 10-44k
- Can handle 6% grade with no problems (the Grapevine)
- Safe & easy to fuel CNG
- Limited downtime
- More reliable with fewer breakdowns
In the linked video, TTSI's Victor La Rosa, Jr. and Ryan Sickles discuss the merits of the Cummins Westport natural gas engines from sustainability and health, to cost and driver approval.
Watch the video here:
Total Transportation Services' goal is to convert our fleet to 100% Zero Emission (ZE) or Near-Zero Emission (NZE) within the next 2-3 years. On any given day, 12,000 - 14,000 trucks call the ports of LA/LB, mainly running diesel engines, and these amazing trucks are a big step towards a more sustainable and healthful port.
RNG and NZE Trucks create a Zero-Carbon Footprint.
The combination of using RNG and NZE engines drastically reduces Total Transportation Service's carbon footprint, creating a cleaner and healthier environment for all to share.
The RNG we get from Clean Energy Fuels is methane captured from agriculture farms and landfills, and is processed, purified, and put right into our vehicles. This fuel is considered to have a very low carbon footprint because of the sustainable way it is captured.
Editorial note: Information in this article has been updated to the present since the making of the video.