With almost a half-trillion dollars worth of goods imported in the US through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach every year resulting in tens of thousands of short-distance trips made every day, near-zero and zero emissions trucks are essential to cleaning up and sustaining air quality.
As a leader in transportation and a steward to the environment, TTSI goal is to dramatically improve the air quality at our ports by using near-zero emissions trucks, and experimenting with and deploying every available alternative fuel vehicle.
“TTSI has now been testing the new CWI natural gas engines since last year (2017) and has found that they work terrifically. We have run the trucks hard — in and out of the ports for long hours in all kinds of conditions — and have had no issues. TTSI is committed to going above and beyond what we can towards a more sustainable future and transitioning to renewable natural gas has made it easy.” - says Vic La Rosa, President of Total Transportation Services.
In accordance with the Los Angeles Ports complex CAAP (clean air action plan), TTSI began using low emissions vehicles and converted their entire fleet to low emissions vehicles as a strategy to clean up the air in the ports.
Since the launch of the CAAP, these strategies have resulted in emission reductions exceeding 85% for particulate matter, 50% for nitrogen oxides, and 95% for sulfur oxides. - Act News
The new Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N ultra-low emissions engines use renewable natural gas (RNG). RNG is methane that is captured when waste from food scraps, animal manure, sewage, and other organic sources is broken down, captured and refined.
This cool video shows just how it's done!
RNG has the lowest carbon intensity rating of key transportation fuels when comparing the well-to-wheels greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions of various fuels in heavy-duty trucking applications. - Act News
"We believe the quickest and most affordable way to cut our NOx emissions to essentially zero is with the new CWI engine and renewable natural gas (RNG). We’ve successfully operated natural gas trucks in the San Pedro ports since the last Clean Trucks program in 2008, and it’s great that we now have a dramatically improved engine and an even cleaner fuel with renewable natural gas" - States Vic LaRosa, President TTSI
- Learn about the history and how the ports are cleaned up in this great article: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/08/20/near-zero-emissions-heavy-duty-trucks-now-hauling-freight-at-southern-california-ports
- The California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition Release: Zero-Emissions Natural Gas Engine Now Operating at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles
- Learn about the technical side of these trucks with this great article: