YRC Freight Partners With Clean Energy for LNG Truck Natural Gas Project
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 27, 2013
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --YRC Freight, a subsidiary
of YRC Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ: YRCW), today announced that it has completed an
agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE) to purchase four
liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks to operate in Southern California.
The trucks will serve the Port of Long Beach and other surrounding areas. The
pilot project will leverage the Clean Energy fueling infrastructure in
Southern California. The LNG trucks will be operated by long-tenured YRC
Freight drivers and results of the pilot will be analyzed by the company's
maintenance, fuel and operations teams.
"We are eager to test natural gas trucks in the Southern California area and
see how they perform within our network," said Jeff Rogers, president of YRC
Freight. "The LNG project will build on our sustainability initiatives,
including our ongoing network optimization that is engineered to provide the
highest quality customer service in the most efficient manner possible. My
thanks to the Clean Energy team for bringing their industry expertise to the
table and helping to make this happen."
"We are very excited to partner with a leader like YRC Freight on their LNG
truck pilot project," said James N. Harger, chief marketing officer at Clean
Energy. "Through the benefits to their bottom line and to the cleaner air for
future generations, we're confident that YRC Freight will become the latest
enthusiast for natural gas as the fuel of choice."
YRC Freight has also been conducting a pilot project with diesel electric
hybrids in the Northeast. The company takes many actions such as speed limit
restrictions, idling limits and the use of biodiesel to reduce emissions. YRC
Freight is a proud participant and charter partner of the EPA's exemplary
SmartWay voluntary emissions reduction program and is a past winner of its
Environmental Excellence Award.
About YRC Freight
YRC Freight, a leading transporter of industrial, commercial and retail goods,
specializes in less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping solutions for businesses.
Based inOverland Park, Kan., YRC Freight provides comprehensive North
American coverage and offers a broad portfolio of LTL services to bring
flexibility and reliability to customers' supply chains. For more information,
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Media Contact: Suzanne Dawson
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