Total Transportation Services (TTSI) will add 15 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) trucks to our drayage fleet, thanks to the $1.5 million in grant funding from both the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee of the SCAQMD (MSRC) and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). These new trucks will replace diesel trucks retiring from the fleet to meet our goal of 100% clean natural gas & hybrid-electric, battery-electric, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in 2021.
These trucks are thoroughly tested and meet the rigorous demands of day-to-day operations. Immediate benefits include improved health of our drivers and air quality for our surrounding communities. Long term, these vehicles will help bring advanced technologies to market scale, providing a model for deploying technologies needed to meet both state and global air quality goals.
“If every one of the 14,000 trucks that call at these ports were changed to zero and near-zero emissions, it would have a major impact on air quality in the region and throughout the supply chain,” said Vic LaRosa, President of TTSI. “We hope other drayage operators and logistics providers will follow our lead and make the switch as well.”