Pacer International is adding 300 liquefied natural gas (LNG) trucks to its Southern California cartage fleet. The trucks will operate through Pacer’s cartage subsidiary, Pacer Cartage, Inc.

LNG-powered trucks are estimated to produce 33% less nitrogen oxides and 20% less greenhouse gas emissions than diesel-fueled trucks. Pacer will be testing the LNG trucks’ operational capabilities to determine continued deployment of LNG trucks.

“We believe that the use of clean tractor technologies for our cartage operations is the right decision for our customers, the environment, and our company. We are excited to test the benefits of this new technology in our cartage operation,” said Val T. Noel, president of Pacer Cartage.