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Welcome to The Green Fleet , A Division of Southern Counties Express!
We are proud to announce our participation in the most innovative and ecologically responsible movement in the shipping industry.

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, together, created the San Pedro Bay Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP). The CAAP aims to improve air quality through a series of initiatives designed to reduce emissions from harbor vehicles. One aspect of the CAAP involves creating a greener trucking program; that is where we come in. Southern Counties Express will be an integral part of a green truck program using engines modified to run on Liquid Natural Gas (LNG).
 
Up to this point, heavy-duty truck engines running on LNG have been in pilot use only and have remained expensive. The harbor commissioners took the costs of upgrading current fleets into consideration and unanimously voted to create a grant program, enabling independent companies to move toward greener trucking. American Shipper recently reported: "The largest single portion of the money will go to Rancho Dominquez-based transportation firm Southern Counties Express. The firm, which began pursuing the idea of building a fleet of LNG tractors several years ago, will receive $9.2 million from the ports for the purchase of 50 LNG tractors."
 
In addition to the initial 50 truck fleet, we have been working with the South Coast Air Quality Management District; they have committed to providing funding to bring another 21 LNG tractors into our fleet.

This is something we have been working toward for quite some time and seeing it come to fruition is very exciting. To compliment the Port's program, we are building an LNG fueling station and an LNG service station, both of which will be open to the public.

Our 71 new Green Fleet trucks will be integrated into our operations between December 2007 and March 2008. We are extremely grateful to the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and the South Coast Air Quality Management District for allowing us to be a part of something that will ultimately make Southern California a better place to live.

 
     
 

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