Waste Management Adds CNG Trucks in Chico, California

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

April 18, 2014

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Waste Management Adds CNG Trucks in Chico, California

Waste Management Inc. has added six compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to its fleet in Chico, Calif.

The local subsidiary of the Houston-based parent, Waste Management of North Valley, said in a news release the trucks will be fueled at the Pacific Gas & Electric Co. fueling station in Chico.

The firm also said it has implemented route optimization software that reduces driving time by several thousand hours each year. In addition, all truck engines are programmed to shut down automatically after idling for five minutes to save fuel and further reduce emissions.


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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