McNeilus Delivers 144 CNG Refuse Trucks to Seattle

McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, an Oshkosh Corporation company and manufacturer of refuse truck bodies and concrete mixers, recently completed delivery of 144 new state-of-the-art compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks to two companies, CleanScapes, Inc. and Waste Management of Seattle.

The Seattle-based CNG refuse truck fleets are part of a statewide initiative to cut vehicle emissions in advance of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2010 emission standards for nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter (PM).

The trucks offer lower fuel costs and reduced noise pollution, and they are six times cleaner than diesel-powered trucks, making them an economically and environmentally friendly alternative fuel solution for consumers.

"Seattle is a national leader in greenhouse gas emissions reduction and clean fuel technology," said Chris Martin, president of CleanScapes. "When bidding on the Seattle Public Utilities contract, we felt it would be advantageous to propose a CNG fleet that would provide significant environmental benefits to the city by reducing emissions."

CleanScapes' 40 new McNeilus CNG-powered refuse trucks were placed into service in April and have been providing clean and efficient refuse collection to more than 64,000 residential and business customers in central and northeast Seattle.

The company has grant specialists available to help customers learn more about the benefits of CNG and will assist customers to navigate the process of identifying and securing funding for CNG fleet conversion.