Close to 400 in Largely Mack Fleet Now, 150 More Next Year
Toronto-based Progressive Waste Solutions said today that it’s added some 250 compressed natural gas-powered trucks to its waste and recycling collection fleet since it made a commitment to the clean fuel in May 2013.
Progressive now has close to 400 CNG vehicles on the road in North America, representing approximately 10% of its collection fleet.
The trucks are in service in ten markets: three in Canada including Vancouver, Montreal, and Barrie, Ont.; and seven in the U.S. including Tampa, St. Louis, New Orleans and Natchitoches, La.; and Dallas, Haltom City, and McKinney, Texas.
300 to 400 New Trucks Per Year
“The company expects to have more than 550 natural gas powered vehicles on its routes by the end of 2015,” states the Tuesday release. “CNG trucks will be added in Canada and the United States as the company prepares to start new residential collection contracts it has been awarded in Frisco, Texas; Jefferson Parish, La.; and Brampton, Ont.
Progressive says that it typically purchases 300 to 400 trucks per year through the normal replacement of its fleet, “and is on track to have up to 55% of the total number of vehicles it replaces annually in Canada and the U.S. fueled by CNG.
“By 2019, the company expects 18% to 20% of its fleet to be powered by natural gas.” Progressive says too that it will continue adding to its fueling capacity as it converts its fleet.
The Progressive Waste Solutions fleet is currently 50% Mack, 25% Autocar, and 25% Peterbilt.
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Source: Progressive Waste Solutions with Fleets & Fuels follow-up