The center provides a resource center for trucking businesses financing truck upgrades that reduce air pollution and fuel consumption.
Cascade Sierra Solutions, a non-profit organization based in Coburg, OR with additional outreach centers in Sacramento, CA and Portland, OR celebrated the Grand Opening of their Seattle Center on October 17, 2009 located at 200 SW Michigan St. Suite 103 Seattle, Washington 98106. Cascade Sierra Solutions is a unique organization of public and private partners working together to put clean diesel technologies to work on goods movement trucks.
The Seattle branch will focus on upgrading Puget Sound port trucks and will service trucking companies throughout Washington State.
The Grand opening celebrates the hard work of the several regional air quality agencies and the ports to bring equipment supplies, trucking businesses, and financial resources together to resolve air quality concerns in the Puget Sound Region.’ The Green Truck Center features a clean diesel technology showroom offering new and late model truck fuel efficient equipment options and will act as a clearing house for trucking businesses when upgrading their fleet of trucks.
“Over a two year period we have seen a 30% default rate in the trucking industry nation wide,” said Bill Harris, CSS Chief of Operations. “Those who have made the investment in fuel efficient green equipment are the ones staying in business and we are seeing those companies grow in a down economy”
“What they (CSS) offer is more and more important,” stated Bill Gulick, Vancouver, Washington driver. “If you don’t deal with fuel efficiency, it’s a problem. Either you change or you’re not going to make it.”
“The benefits I see CSS bringing to Seattle, is giving drivers the opportunity to get better equipment and increase profitability” Said Eric Nowak, Director of Operations, Performance Team. “This is also a big win for the environment as better equipment will create clean air around the port.” (Cascade Sierra Solutions)