LONG BEACH, CA – Consulting firm Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) announced it has formed a new group, the Natural Gas Vehicle Fleet Forum, aimed at advancing the use of natural gas in the U.S. transportation sector.

The NGV Fleet Forum will provide a members-only venue for fleet operators to share technical expertise, collaborate on product development and procurement, and support other members in the successful deployment of natural gas vehicles, GNA said.

“With continued high petroleum fuel prices, increased access to plentiful resources of domestic low-cost natural gas, and additional natural gas vehicle product being made available by the national automobile and truck manufacturers, the development of this NGV Fleet Forum comes at a time when the natural gas vehicle market is set to make a significant surge,” said Erik Neandross, GNA’s CEO. “We are extremely excited to be a part of this groundbreaking and progressive group and look forward to helping fleet operators more aggressively and successfully deploy NGVs in their operations.” 

The NGV Fleet Forum includes companies that have existing natural gas vehicle operations as well as those that are considering natural gas for their fleet.

Charter members in the NGV Fleet Forum include Sysco Corp., Ryder System Inc., UPS, PepsiCo./Frito Lay, Paper Transport, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Sempra Energy Utilities, Border Valley Trading, HayDay Farms and Chesapeake Energy.

For more information on the NGV Fleet Forum, visit www.ngvfleetforum.com.