Environmental Stewardship

Looking Out For Future Generations

  • Environmental Stewardship

Western Division

Vulcan’s Promise to the Environment

When Vulcan retires its older trucks, it replaces them with new machinery that meets new air quality standards by decreasing exhaust emissions and limiting greenhouse admissions that ultimately reduces our carbon footprint.

The next generations of engines are more fuel efficient and incorporate technology similar to that found in passenger vehicles, which reduce pollution while increasing power and performance.

“Getting to drive a truck like this all day long –  it’s awesome,” said Vulcan truck driver Matt Evans from San Bernardino plant in California. “It’s good for the environment because we want to be greener… (Vulcan) is always going the next step to take their technology to a better, cleaner environment.”

In addition to clean-burning engines, the new vehicles come equipped with the latest technology, including scale systems, monitors, and cameras that display rear, side and front views.

Vulcan’s Tier 4 fleet includes the Caterpillar 777 100-ton haul truck.

Transitioning to the new machines significantly reduces the company-wide emissions of air pollutants associated with mobile equipment, specifically particulate matter (PM), sulfur dioxides (SOx), carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxides (NOx).

Chula Vista Plant Manager Darin Gray and Chula Vista Foreman Chris Finch inspect another Tier 4 engine, the 988K Wheel Loader.

“We always want to be really good neighbors and not inconvenience anybody around us,” said Chula Vista Plant Manager Darin Gray. “For Chula Vista in particular it’s important to take care of the environment because we have a lot of new houses moving in right next door.”