SOURCE: GSC Logistics

GSC Logistics

November 04, 2009 11:00 ET

GSC Logistics' 'Green' Fleet Meets Strict California Air Resources Board (CARB) Regulations Well Ahead of January 2010 Mandate

OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - GSC Logistics, Inc. (GSC), the industry's forward-thinking logistics provider, today announced that its truck fleet is fully compliant with new emission regulations mandated by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). Committed to helping protect the environment from dangerous greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, GSC proactively met the strict CARB standards on October 1, 2009 -- three months ahead of the January 1, 2010 directive for 'clean' drayage equipment operating in the state of California's Port of Oakland.

"While other carriers are under pressure to comply with CARB by the end of the year, GSC has already gone green and, as a result, is focusing our energies on continuing to provide customers with the superior service and support they have come to expect over the years," said Andy Garcia, chairman and executive vice president of GSC. "At the same time, we are proud to assume responsible stewardship for the environment to help reduce the health risks to all citizens and communities throughout northern California."

The company has worked aggressively for more than a year to ensure that its fleet would operate as cleanly as possible. In addition, GSC is currently working closely with its seasonally extended fleet -- provided by independent firms -- to ensure that all trucks are compliant with CARB by the end of the year. This includes relying on the GSC Logistics' Truck Assistance Program (TAP), which provides grants, financing, emissions evaluation, and equipment assessment.

Operating in 100 percent compliance with the upcoming CARB regulations, GSC operates its 'green' fleet throughout California's San Francisco Bay Area, Silicon Valley, North Bay, Central Valley, and Reno/Sparks, Nevada region. "We're proud to continue our track record of reliability and service throughout the region with our brand new 'green' fleet," says Garcia.

About GSC Logistics, Inc.

GSC Logistics, headquartered at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif., provides high quality, third-party logistics services and operates a state-of-the-art hub for deconsolidation, transloading and consolidation, as well as just-in-time transportation services for the Greater Bay Area and northern California region. GSC's facility also features dynamic technology systems to enable connectivity, communication, management, and process control of cargo, as well as to provide customers with the robust visibility they need to operate their businesses effectively. GSC Logistics has a known reputation for employing the "best" people and offering the "best" services provided at the "best" port for any logistical challenge. More information about GSC Logistics can be found on the company's web site at www.gschq.com.

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