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TruStar Energy CNG for Basin Disposal

July 14, 2014 in CNG, Fleet Order, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Portable Fueling Station to Support Young Natural Gas Fleet

TruStar Energy and Pasco, Wash.-based Basin Disposal have opened a new time-fill compressed natural gas fueling station using TruStar’s PFS Elite 150 portable compressor/dispenser unit. Basin Disposal has four CNG garbage trucks, and according to TruStar, “that’s just the beginning.”

Basin Disposal has just four CNG refuse trucks now but is stepping up its replacement schedule to add more.

Basin Disposal has just four CNG refuse trucks now but is stepping up its replacement schedule to add more.


“We currently have four CNG-powered trucks in our fleet and two pickup trucks that have been converted to run on CNG, but plan to add an additional five next year,” Basin Disposal president Darrick Dietrich says in a TruStar release.

“We’re speeding up our normal replacement schedule to increase our return on investment,” he said.

Common Frame

The PFS Elite 150, TruStar says, “represents a perfect blending of technology and practicality for smaller fleet owners or those that have fleets distributed between several locations that each need natural gas fueling.”

TruStar sales VP Scott Edelbach says that the original PFS design has been made modular and easier to service.

“We had a lot of customers tell us they loved the idea of a portable system, but wanted the flexibility to easily add more compressors to keep pace with their expanding fleets,” Edelbach said.

TruStar Energy is supporting Basin Disposal's nascent fleet of natural gas vehicles in Pasco, Wash. with its portable PFS Elite 150.

TruStar Energy is supporting Basin Disposal’s nascent fleet of natural gas vehicles in Pasco, Wash. with its portable PFS Elite 150. ‘The whole skid is movable,’ says TruStar marketing director Jeffry Swertfeger.

“Our engineering department took those comments and established a common frame that would allow for up to three compressors [PFS Elite 225], while maintaining the portability of the system.”

Walla Walla Next

According to Basin Disposal chief Dietrich, “The fact that the PFS is moveable is important to us as there are plans to eventually build a larger public fast-fill station at this location.

The PFS can easily be transferred to our Walla Walla location as we convert our 10-truck fleet there.”


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Source: TruStar Energy with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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