Tuesday, November 19, 2019

San Diego Port to Purchase Renewable
Diesel Vehicles

By Karen Robes Meeks

Port of San Diego harbor leaders voted earlier this month to approve the $700,000 purchase of seven vehicles to add to the port’s work fleet. The trucks will be powered by renewable diesel.

The Board of Port Commissioners authorized the agreement with 72 Hour LLC, DBA National Auto Fleet Group. The purchase includes one 10-yard dump truck, two ¾-ton crew cab pick-up trucks, one ¾-ton utility gardener truck, one ¾-ton crew cab stake bed truck, one long-bed cargo stake truck and one refuse packer/loader. The contract also includes two gas-powered mid-sized SUVs to replace two older fleet vehicles.

“The use of renewable diesel will help the Port meet its Climate Action Plan goals to curb greenhouse gas emissions along San Diego Bay and its tidelands,” said Garry Bonelli, Chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “The Port’s greenhouse gas emissions have decreased 13 percent since 2006 and the purchase of these vehicles will help to further decrease air pollution.”