Cleaning Up the Environment is the #1 Priority for a “Clean Truck Coalition” of 10 Southern California Carriers
A group of local, family-owned trucking companies have united under the Clean Truck Coalition (CTC) name, and they are making it their mission to help clean the air in Southern California by investing in hundreds of the cleanest trucks serving the San Pedro Bay ports.
In October 2008, the group purchased nearly 500 “new” liquefied natural gas (LNG) and diesel trucks that meet the emissions criteria that CARS established and the ports adopted as part of a five-year initiative to reduce port truck pollution by roughly 30 percent.
A member, Brian Griley, owner of Southern Counties Express says, “We have made a major commitment to the ports’ Clean Truck Program with the purchase of over 100 LNG and 2007-compliant diesel trucks at a cost of $12 million. To make this investment fully pencil-out, we anxiously wait for the Clean Truck Fees to start February 18th.”
Like other CTC members, Mr. Griley’s green fleet of trucks will be exempt from the Clean Truck Fee because they meet the ports’ Clean Truck Program standard.