Insidebayarea.com features a story on the introduction of 11 trucks at The Port of Oakland, California, that run off of liquefied natural gas trucks to reduce diesel emissions.
The Port of Oakland is the nation’s fourth-largest port. All those trucks moving cargo mean lots of harmful diesel soot.
Trucks that run off liquefied natural gas, or LNG, are cleaner, but because they are not mass-produced they are not cheap. The trucks were made by Kenworth as a custom order, costing an extra $100,000 per truck.
Two trucking companies and the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. used $3 million-plus in grants to get the trucks rolling.