Veolia Launches CNG Waste Fleet in Indiana

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 11, 2012

1 Min Read
Veolia Launches CNG Waste Fleet in Indiana

Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc. has introduced a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to serve the Evansville, Ind., area.

The solid waste division of Chicago-based Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. said in a news release it also is launching a CNG fueling station in Evansville.

Hagerstown, Ind.-based Autocar LLC built the chassis for 20 of the trucks, and Kirkland, Wash.-based Kenworth manufactured eight roll-off trucks for Veolia’s new fleet. Those vehicles will serve more than 24,000 residential and commercial customers in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, Posey, Spencer and Henderson counties in the greater Evansville area.

Veolia said the new trucks run about 15 percent quieter than trucks with diesel engines. The trucks also come with automated collection systems designed to increase efficiency, protect driver health and safety, prolong truck life and reduce emissions.

The Evansville CNG fueling station uses time-fill fueling technology that allows

drivers to fuel their trucks during overnight hours, minimizing downtime.

“We’re very pleased to be the first waste hauler to bring CNG technology to Indiana,”

said Jim Long, Veolia ES president and CEO.

Veolia operates four CNG fueling stations and more than 100 CNG-powered

refuse collection and support vehicles in North America.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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