99 Cents Only Stores, a pioneer of the single-price retail concept, plans to convert 40 semi-trucks from diesel to clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG). This new fleet is described by the company, celebrating its 30th birthday, as the largest private Class-8 CNG trucking fleet in Southern California.
“We are thrilled to be marking this important 30 year milestone by making this announcement which will help save the planet, use a plentiful domestic resource and help save our customers money. We believe we will have one of the nation’s largest retail fleets operating on compressed natural gas,” says Eric Schiffer, CEO.
Since its founding in 1982, the chain has expanded to 302 stores in four states consisting of 220 stores in California, 37 in Texas, 29 in Arizona, and 15 in Nevada.
(This article compiled using information from a 99 Cents Only Stores press release)