California Coalition to Promote Benefits of Natural Gas Trucks


Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) says it is teaming up with the California Trucking Association (CTA) to help expand awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas as a transportation fuel for heavy-duty trucking and goods movement.

‘SoCalGas is pleased to join with the California Trucking Association to help its members learn more about the many ways natural gas fueling and clean natural gas engine technologies can help them save money, clean up our air and mitigate the environmental impact of goods movement,’ states Rodger Schwecke, vice president of customer solutions for SoCalGas.

‘The California Trucking Association is excited to welcome Southern California Gas Co. as our newest Executive Circle Club Partner and recognizes the importance of natural gas to the continued success of the trucking industry,” says Shawn Yadon, CEO of CTA. “Trucks carry most of the tonnage and value of freight in the United States, and CTA welcomes SoCalGas' support of our mission as the voice of trucking in California.”

SoCalGas says natural gas is one of the most affordable and cleanest-burning alternative fuels available today. Furthermore, the utility says natural gas fueling has helped the trucking industry's effort to achieve state and federal environmental goals and meet clean air regulations.

SoCalGas is hosting a series of free natural gas trucking workshops through November at locations in Los Angeles and San Diego. Fleet operators who have already transitioned to natural-gas-powered trucks will be at the workshops to share their first-hand experiences.

A complete workshop schedule is available here.

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