In a press release issued Aug. 21, the Port of Los Angeles announced that Swift Transportation, Inc. and Knight Transportation, Inc., two major national motor carriers, will support the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck Program as drayage concessionaires. Responding to the news, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq:CLNE) has extended commendations to the two Phoenix-based trucking companies for their commitment to helping curtail harmful air pollutants in the Los Angeles region. The Swift and Knight organizations are expected to collectively deploy up to 2,000 new LNG and diesel trucks for Port Service that are compliant with 2007 EPA diesel emission standards.
Swift Transportation’s Vice President, David Berry, said, “Swift Transportation is a leader in the trucking industry for sustainable green trucking. We support the clean air goals of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and recognize our responsibility to contribute to the effort. We are committed to using LNG trucks, the cleanest trucks available, as part of our strategy to reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases. We are working out the operational details of our program, but we intend to include LNG trucks as an integral part of our clean air solution."
“We salute the leadership of these two fine trucking companies, whose participation as drayage companies will contribute in a major way to the success of the Port of Los Angeles in its landmark efforts to curtail air pollution generated by goods movement activities at the Port and in the surrounding communities,” said Andrew Littlefair, Clean Energy President and CEO. “Deploying clean-burning natural gas trucks is one of the best ways to enable the Port to grow while reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollution associated with that growth.”
Clean Energy is the leading provider of natural gas (CNG and LNG) for transportation in North America. It has a broad customer base in the refuse, transit, ports, shuttle, taxi, trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets, fueling more than 14,000 vehicles daily at more than 170 strategic locations across the United States and Canada. Clean Energy del Peru, Clean Energy’s Peruvian joint venture, operates the world’s largest natural gas vehicle fueling station in Lima, Peru. Information at: www.cleanenergyfuels.com
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