FedEx plans to shift 30 percent of its long distance vehicles to natural gas over the next decade.
United Parcel Service, Lowe's, and Proctor & Gamble are on the same track. Waste Management here in Florida has been a leader buying new trucks and retrofitting engines to run on natural gas. The Leon County School District switched its buses to natural gas in 2012.
The U.S. has enough natural gas for the next 200 years. Construction jobs would flourish, putting in the pipelines and building new filling stations, and new job opportunities would open up to retrofit engines and maintain them.
This natural gas is an American product. It should be a priority to have these engines "made in America." The only member of Congress I have heard speak positively on this matter is U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland. I urge the public to contact Rep. Ross and county and city officials. Put America first.