Ports of Long Beach and L.A. trucking company switches to natural gas engines

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In an effort to raise awareness of the importance of natural and renewable gas trucking to help improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, one of the port’s leading providers of logistic services announced last week it was replacing its entire diesel trucking fleet with near-zero emission natural gas trucks.

Total Transportation Service Inc. made the announcement in conjunction with the non-profit Coalition for Clean Air.

The 40 new TTSI trucks will be fueled with carbon negative renewable natural gas, the company said.

In any given month, up to 14,000 trucks call at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles and emit nearly 2,600 tons of smog-causing nitrogen-oxide emissions.

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