NGVAmerica today presented the NGV Achievement Award to Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTSI), one of largest drayage trucking companies in the Californian ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, for their natural gas fleet program. The award was presented by NGVAmerica President Matthew Godlewski to TTSI’s Chief Executive Officer, President and Founder Vic LaRosa at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California.
The NGV Achievement Awards recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding leadership, vision and innovation to advance natural gas as a transportation fuel. Through a rigorous process, NGVAmerica identifies industry advocates for their contributions to further grow the NGV industry.
TTSI has been a leader in operating clean truck technologies at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach for over eight years, while continuing to provide port container drayage services to some of the largest retailers and importers. In March this year, as part of a testing program TTSI began using one of the first Cummins Westport ISX-12 G, Near-Zero Ultra Low NOx natural gas engines for its trucking operations.
In addition, TTSI has been using renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel—the lowest emission transportation fuel available.
“The NGV Achievement Awards—now in its 25th year—is an important tradition that recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of our industry’s leaders,” said Godlewski. “TTSI’s vision is setting a new bar for the environmental and economic benefits of using clean-burning natural gas as a transportation fuel at our nation’s ports.”
As a recipient of the 25th Annual NGV Achievement Award, TTSI is now part of a select group of leaders that have had a significant impact on advancing the NGV industry.
NGVAmerica, an affiliated association of NGV Global, is the national organization driving the use of natural gas as a clean, domestic, safe and abundant transportation fuel. The organization represents more than 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations interested in the promotion and use of more clean-burning natural gas in transportation.