SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Matheson Trucking, Inc., and its Postal Services Division, will display one of its new liquefied natural gas-powered truck tractor at the 11th Annual California Capital Air Show during the first weekend in October at Mather Field. The company's pavilion will be located near the free Kid's Zone where children and families can get a close up view of this advanced technology and have a chance to sit behind the wheel. Matheson is also a sponsor of the Performers Tent at Show Center.
"Our company is committed to improving air quality by lowering greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) as we convert our fleet to use compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG)," said Chuck Mellor, Chief Operating Officer for this nationwide firm, one of the country's 10 largest contract carriers for the U.S. Postal Service.
"We love kids! As a family owned and operated business, Matheson recognizes the importance of STEM educational programs for youth in the greater Sacramento area. This is why we actively contribute to scholarships granted by STEM through our participation in the nonprofit Capital Air Show. A significant portion of show proceeds will give those wishing to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics a chance to learn and develop their skills. Our clean energy LNG tractor is one example of an emerging technology made possible through applied science," said Mark Matheson, CEO and President.
The Matheson pavilion at the Capital Air Show will also offer souvenirs for visitors plus information about the company and its clean energy expansion program designed to improve air quality, lower GHG emissions and decrease diesel fuel consumption on routes served by the Matheson Postal Services Division.
The company is also ramping up for the busy fall package-shipping season by hiring drivers and material handlers for all of its routes. Job applications will be available at the pavilion.
About Matheson: Matheson Postal Services and Matheson Flight Extenders, Inc. are divisions of Sacramento-based Matheson Trucking, Inc. In recent years, Matheson's area of operation has expanded from the Western United States to border-to-border and coast-to-coast. The company provides dedicated local, intermediate, and long haul transportation services over the road, and also has operations at 23 airports across the country throughout the year for the USPS.
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