Matheson prioritizes natural gas vehicles at ACT Expo

May 3, 2018. As a leading adopter of natural gas vehicles, Matheson Companies is blazing the trail for a culture of clean air within the trucking industry. The company's commitment to cleaner air is demonstrated by their involvement at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo this week.

   Matheson is an award-winning transportation and logistics provider for the United States Postal Service (USPS) and other commercial carriers. Known for superior customer service and ability to meet strict deadlines, the company provides mail transportation, long-haul and short-haul trucking, and aircraft ground support services. Furthermore, the company continually works to convert its trucks into CNG tractors to reduce carbon footprint and provide a smoother, cleaner ride for drivers.

   "We consider it a privilege to provide mail transportation services that impact communities across the United States," says Mark Matheson, CEO and President. "We believe it is our responsibility to do this in the most environmentally safe manner we possibly can."

   The company takes this responsibility seriously, as Matheson actively assists USPS in achieving their goal of reducing diesel use by 20% by the year 2020. This year, the company increased its CNG fleet by 18, bringing the fleet to include 58 CNG tractors and 12 LNG tractors. Matheson plans to increase the number of CNG tractors again by 12 more before the end of 2018, which will leave the company with 70 total natural gas tractors. The Matheson team has one of these CNG tractors on display at the event.

   "Increasing the environmental sustainability of our fleet is a top priority for us," says Debra White, Matheson's Vice President of Fleet Maintenance and Information Technology. "Deploying cleaner and connected technology is one major way we accomplish this. So far, we have 58 CNG tractors, and we are looking forward to increasing that number in the future."