Veolia ES Solid Waste, Inc., the solid waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America (VESNA), has announced the introduction of Indiana’s first fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) powered refuse trucks to its Evansville service area. A ceremony attended by Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Veolia executives and members of the Evansville community was held y at the Veolia ES Solid Waste – Evansville location to celebrate the company’s new fleet and CNG fueling station.
Indiana-based manufacturer Autocar built the chassis for 20 of the trucks and Kenworth manufactured eight roll-off trucks for Veolia’s new fleet. All will service over 24,000 residential and commercial customers across Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, Posey, Spencer and Henderson counties in the greater Evansville area.
According to the company, customers will notice the new trucks run approximately 15 percent (8-10 decibels) quieter than trucks powered with diesel engines.