99 Cents Only to establish clean trucking fleet

City of Commerce, Calif. -- 99 Cents Only Stores said Monday it will convert 40 semi-trucks from diesel to clean-burning compressed natural gas (CNG).

This new fleet, according to the discounter, is the largest private Class-8 CNG trucking fleet in Southern California.

The move comes as part of 99 Cents Only’s plan to become a greener organization and ties in with the chain’s 30th anniversary since its debut in 1982.

"We are thrilled to be marking this important 30 year milestone by making this announcement which will help save the planet, use a plentiful domestic resource and help save our customers money. We believe we will have one of the nation's largest retail fleets operating on compressed natural gas," said Eric Schiffer, CEO.

The chain operates 302 stores in four states.

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