CITY OF COMMERCE, Calif., March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 99 Cents Only Stores announces the opening of its onsite fully operational Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) filling station in the Company's main distribution center, which is located in the City of Commerce. This is the final step in the Company's plan in adopting a green approach to their private fleet operation.
Over the past 18 months, 75% of the Company's fleet was converted from diesel to CNG. This benefits the communities it serves by driving a cleaner, quieter and more efficient fleet. The 53 CNG trucks the Company operates will drive approximately 3.7 million miles and will help reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 6,500 metric tons over the next 7 years. "53 of our trucks have converted to CNG making us the largest private retail Class 8 CNG fleet in California," states David Townsend, Director of Transportation.
99 Cents Only Stores would like to thank the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC), Southern California Gas Company, Edison, the City of Commerce and the Fire Department for their ongoing support in the development of the CNG filling station.
About 99 Cents Only Stores
Founded in 1982, 99 Cents Only Stores is the leading operator of extreme value stores in California and the Southwestern United States. The Company currently operates 383 stores located in California, Texas, Arizona & Nevada.
99 Cents Only Stores offers a broad assortment of name brand and other attractively priced merchandise and compelling seasonal product offerings.
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