SoCalGas and CTA to Advance Natural Gas in Trucking
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) will team with the California Trucking Association (CTA) to help expand the awareness of the economic and environmental benefits of natural gas fuels for heavy-duty trucking and goods movement.
“SoCalGas is pleased to join with the California Trucking Association to help its members learn more about the many ways natural gas fueling and clean natural gas engine technologies can help them save money, clean up our air, and mitigate the environmental impact of goods movement,” said Rodger Schwecke, vice president of customer solutions for SoCalGas.
A recent report by the Consumer Federation of America shows fuel costs are the single largest component of transportation costs, representing over one-third of the total cost. As transportation costs pass through to consumers, fuel is the largest component of the pass-through. Reducing transportation fuel cost benefits consumers and the resulting net savings for consumers gives them more discretionary income, which stimulates economic activity in other sectors to produce a significant positive economic multiplier.
SoCalGas is hosting a series of free natural gas trucking workshops through November at locations in Los Angeles and San Diego. Fleet operators who have already transitioned to natural gas-powered trucks will be at the workshops to share their first-hand experiences.