Station to Support 56 New CNG Garbage Trucks for City of Detroit
TruStar Energy reports the successful start-up of a new compressed natural gas fueling installation in Detroit for Advanced Disposal, noting that it’s TruStar’s sixth for the hauler. The station will support 56 new CNG-powered garbage trucks for weekly trash collection for 125,000 Detroit households.
“This is the sixth station we’ve designed and built for Advanced Disposal,” TruStar VP Scott Edelbach says in his company’s announcement. It’s designed to time-fill 56 CNG trucks at once.
“This is our largest municipal contract startup to date, and the replacement of 56 diesel trucks with clean-burning CNG is great for the environment and the citizens of Detroit,” Advanced Disposal procurement and technology VP Chad Mark says in the TruStar release. Including trucks, building improvements, IT infrastructure and the TruStar CNG fueling installation, it’s an investment in excess of $22 million, Advanced Disposal says.
Plenty of Room to Add CNG
The new Detroit station will support 38 Peterbilt and 18 Mack trucks, all CNG-fueled, Mark told F&F. The firm’s other five CNG stations are in Ball Ground, Ga., Waunakee, Wisc., Fort Myers, Fla., Northbrook, Ill. and Evansville Ind.
The firm has 160 CNG vehicles out of an overall fleet of about 3,100 – Advanced Disposal has operations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Wisconsin and the Bahamas.
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Source: TruStar Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up