Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has become the exclusive provider of clean transportation fuels for the member companies of the Harbor Trucking Association (HTA), a coalition of companies operating more than 8,000 trucks in America’s West Coast ports.
As part of the new partnership, Clean Energy says it will provide specialized clean fuel programs to HTA members as the industry prepares for the implementation of the newest version of the Clean Air Action Plan adopted by the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The company will also provide workshops on programs for clean technology funding, as well as aid in grant-writing for company fleets and individual owner operators looking to upgrade their equipment.
“The HTA is a solutions-based organization, and we look at Clean Energy’s products as another solution for our members to decrease their carbon footprint while remaining commercially viable,” states Weston LaBar, CEO of the HTA. “We do not pick how our members transition to cleaner technology, but we will continue to champion efforts to ensure they can make transitions in a way that is affordable, operationally and commercially viable and offers them the flexibility to transition in a manner that best serves their needs. Clean Energy has stepped up to fill a valuable role to help truckers transition to near zero-emissions technology and lower carbon footprints.”
“The trucking industry is facing many challenges and opportunities, particularly those companies that do business at the ports,” says Greg Roche, vice president of sustainable trucking at Clean Energy. “Clean Energy looks forward to working with HTA members to easily navigate through the ways to economically purchase the latest clean near-zero engine technology and the cleanest fuel available today, renewable natural gas.”
Clean Energy will also continue to show how technology for near-zero technology vehicles has continued to evolve by partnering with HTA member companies to get drivers behind the wheel of demonstration trucks. Finally, both entities have made a commitment to shape policy that helps get clean technology funds into the hands of those that most need the assistance.