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TruStar CNG for Advanced Disposal

June 3, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.

Advanced Disposal’s new TruStar station is designed to time-fill 56 CNG trucks at once.

Advanced Disposal’s new TruStar station is designed to time-fill 56 CNG trucks at once. photo courtesy Advanced Disposal

“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.

Advanced Disposal Peterbilt at work min Detroit

CNG-fueled Advanced Disposal Peterbilt on a ‘practice run’ in Detroit — photo courtesy Advanced Disposal

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

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