The Harbor Trucking Association (HTA), the leading voice of port drayage with more than 100 member companies operating more than 8,000 trucks in America’s West Coast Ports, has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to be the exclusive provider of clean transportation fuels to the association member companies.
As part of this partnership, Clean Energy 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 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,” said Weston LaBar, CEO of the HTA. “Clean Energy has stepped up to fill a valuable role to help truckers transition to near zero-emissions technology and lower carbon footprints.”
In addition to a clean fuels program, Clean Energy will provide valuable resources in the form of workshops on the latest programs for clean technology funding, as well as aide in the grant writing needs for company fleets and individual owner operators looking to upgrade their equipment.
“The trucking industry is facing many challenges and opportunities, particularly those companies that do business at the Ports,” said 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 that offer the newest technology available.
Finally, both entities have made the commitment to shape policy that helps get clean technology funds into the hands of those that most need the assistance. The partnership will consist of an advocacy effort that will help get the necessary assistance to fleets and drivers that want to grow green and transition out older equipment.