When the San Pedro Bay Ports crafted a clean air policy, Victor La Rosa, Present of Total Transportation Services was the first in line with alternative fuel vehicles (AFV) to operate in full-time drayage service at the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.
TTSI has invested $15 million in LNG and clean diesel trucks and plans to replace half of its 300 truck fleet with AFVs. Mr. La Rosa appreciates the business case, but equally compelling is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of 20% and a 75% NOx reduction compared to the diesel vehicles being replaced.
“We all have a responsibility to protect the environment,” said Mr. La Rosa.
TTSI was awarded at the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Institute (now Natural Gas Vehicle Institute) National Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL for being the first company to operate AFVs in full-time drayage service at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.