Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oakland Firm Makes Emissions Investment

By Karen Robes Meeks

Trucking and warehousing specialist Impact Transportation is the latest Port of Oakland freight-hauler making investments on emissions-clearing equipment.

The company recently announced plans to spend more than $1 million on cleaner cargo-handling equipment in the form of nine new forklifts and a yard tractor. The equipment will operate on either propane or diesel fuel, according to the company, which also plans to run its diesel-powered machines with Tier 4F engines.

“We comply with all local, state and federal regulations,” said Impact Transportation President Ron Cancilla. “But we’re also doing this for the health and safety of our employees, our closest Oakland neighbors and the entire Port community.”

The company alone handles more than 100,000 20-foot containers of cargo every year at Oakland.