Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is now the exclusive provider of cleaner fuels for Harbor Trucking Association’s 100-member trucking companies, the organizations announced on Feb. 21.

Long Beach-based HTA is gearing up to implement the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports’ Clean Air Action Plan. The third update for the decade-long plan was approved on Nov. 2 and implementation is slated for later this year.

CAAP lays out strategies that seek to address the challenge of reducing harmful emissions from port-related sources including ships, trucks, cargo handling equipment, locomotives and harbor craft. The third rollout of the program mandates that the local twin ports’ entire trucking fleet be zero-emission by 2035.

As part of this partnership, Anaheim-based Clean Energy will provide specialized clean fuel programs as well as resources in the form of workshops on programs for clean technology funding, the company said.

“We will also help with the grant writing needs for trucking companies and individual owner-operators looking to upgrade their equipment,” said Gary Foster, spokesman for the company.

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