Matheson Trucking, Inc., has received a Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) achievement award for its ongoing fuel transition program involving both compressed and liquefied natural gas conversions of 37 truck tractors in the Matheson Postal Services Division fleet.
The announcement came during the 29th annual North America NGV conference, expo and industry executive summit held at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, in September. NGVAmerica is a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing profitable and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas.
“It is indeed an honor for us to be singled out for special mention among such a large number of trucking firms across the U.S. for this distinguished award in recognition of our ongoing program to convert a significant portion of our fleet to clean, energy saving and fuel efficient natural gas,” said Mark Matheson, CEO and President of Matheson Trucking, Inc.
“We are dedicated to improving air quality as well as being in a position to meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements by lowering greenhouse gas emissions in the states where we operate by decreasing diesel fuel consumption on routes we serve.”
According to NGVAmerica President Matthew Godleski, Matheson Trucking, Inc. is now among a select group of leaders that have had the greatest impact on advancing the NGV industry. “These awards provide an important opportunity to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of these leaders. The vision, leadership and hard work of this year’s recipients have had a significant impact on the advancement of the natural gas vehicle industry, and is helping others to realize the environmental and economic benefits of using clean-burning natural gas as a transportation fuel.”
About Matheson: Matheson Postal Services, Inc. and Matheson Flight Extenders, Inc. are business units of Sacramento-based Matheson Trucking, Inc. In recent years, Matheson’s area of operation has expanded from the Western United States to border-to-border and coast-to-coast. The company provides dedicated local, intermediate, and long haul transportation services over the road, and also has operations at 27 airports across the country throughout the year for the United States Postal Service (USPS).