“At Vedder, we are committed to protecting the environment for future generations. Adding natural gas trucks to our fleet will help us reduce transportation-related emissions, ultimately improving air quality while reducing fuel management expenses,” said Fred Zweep, president of the Vedder Transportation Group.
“Natural gas is an increasingly popular energy source for the transportation industry,” said Clark Quintin, president of Westport HD. “It is great to see Vedder Transport and FortisBC leading the way in Western Canada in a partnership that helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions in heavy-duty transport. The initiative, to use LNG as a fuel in long-haul trucking, is an important step towards a better environmental profile for the transport industry.”
FortisBC also recently received BCUC approval to provide fuelling services to Waste Management for their 20 refuse trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG). FortisBC owns and maintains a CNG fuelling station on Waste Management’s premises, at rates regulated by the BCUC. This CNG fuelling station would be the first of its kind for heavy duty trucking in Western Canada.