Launches a New Fleet of Freightliner, Mack, Peterbilt Trucks
Waste Management is talking up the launch of a new regional fleet of compressed natural gas refuse trucks, basing vehicles in Waterloo, Ontario behind an investment of more than $13 million.
“These new vehicles support our overall efforts of reducing carbon emissions from our heavy duty fleet vehicles,” Waste Management Waterloo district manager Graham Wathen said in a release.
“It means that 28 vehicles that service the region of Waterloo, Guelph and surrounding areas are CNG-fueled, in line with our long-term sustainability strategy.”
The district’s new CNG roll-off trucks were manufactured by Freightliner, while the new front-end collection vehicles are “mainly Mack with a few Peterbilts,” municipal affairs manager Luiza Adsett told F&F.
Waste Management’s North American fleet includes more than 32,000 collection and support vehicles, “18,500 of which are dedicated to collection activities,” the company says. Nearly 4,100 of its vehicles run on natural gas.
90% of New Trucks Are NGVs
In Ontario, Waste Management has 79 CNG-powered vehicles and is expecting to grow that to 111 later this year.
The company operates 73 CNG fueling stations in North America, two of which are in Ontario. “As part of the company’s continuing commitment to natural gas vehicles, over 90% of its new truck purchases each year will be natural gas vehicles,” the firm says.
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.
Source: Waste Management with Fleets & Fuels follow-up