Vedder Transportation Group to Receive - Global Natural Gas Award!
ABBOTSFORD, BC, Nov. 7, 2012 /CNW/ - The Vedder Transportation Group is pleased to announce Fred Zweep, President of the Vedder Transportation Group is set to receive a prestigious Global Natural Gas "NGV Champion" Award November 7, 2012 in Mexico City, Mexico.
The "NGV Champion" Award is presented biennial by The International Association of Natural Gas Vehicles with its global head office in Auckland, New Zealand.
A "NGV Champion Award" is granted based on the following criteria:
- The achievements of the nominee have significantly advanced the use of natural gas as a vehicular fuel.
- The achievements of the nominee can be clearly seen in terms of natural gas vehicles in use.
- The achievements of the nominee have far reaching benefits in the widest interests of the NGV industry in the country concerned.
- The achievements of the nominee are consistent with good character and political or business ethics.
Comments by Fred Zweep:
"I do not deem the award presentation to be that of my singular success; rather it's about the corner stone of success based on the collaborative efforts of Vedder Transport Ltd. and our partners FortisBC, Peterbilt Pacific and Westport Innovations which has lead to the successful delivery of the Vedder Transportation Groups Natural Gas Project!"
"Further, I wish to express my deepest appreciation to the entire Professional Driving Fleet of Vedder Transport Ltd. who operate our fleet of 50 Liquefied Natural Gas Class 8 Vehicles day in and day out, as without their ongoing vested interest and dedication to this project and that of the Vedder Transport Ltd. Implementation group, Peterbilt Pacific, FortisBC and the entire Westport Innovations team my vision for Natural Gas LNG Operated Class 8 Tractors in Western Canada would not have been achievable"
"I wish to recognize Larry Wiebe CEO, Vedder Transportation Group for his unwavering support, guidance and shared vision from conception to integration of my vision for Natural Gas technology"
About Vedder Transportation Groups Natural Gas Project:
On October 1, 2011 Vedder Transport Ltd. pioneered the implementation of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Engine Technology in Western Canada when it placed into service fifty (50) LNG Class 8 Tractors into its return to base trucking fleet in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
On December 1, 2012, the Vedder Transportation Group along with its partner FortisBC will open the 1st of its kind in Canada a fully serviced Commercial Liquefied (LNG) Natural Gas Card Lock Operation located in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
About Vedder Transportation Group:
Founded in 1956, the Vedder Transportation Group is one of Canada's leading providers of truck transportation and logistics services throughout North America. With its two (2) trucking companies Vedder Transport Ltd. and Can-Am West Carriers Inc. With its head office located in Abbotsford, British Columbia Vedder Transport Ltd and Can-Am West Carriers Inc. are family owned and operated companies.
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