Republic Expands Natural Gas-Powered Fleet Serving Denver
Republic Services has added 17 CNG solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Denver area in Colorado. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of natural gas trucks operated by Republic throughout Colorado to 82.
“This fleet expansion represents a significant investment in cleaner, safer and more efficient vehicles locally,” said Tim Oudman, area president of Republic Services.
Republic Services operates a natural gas fueling station at its Commerce City location to support its expanding Denver-based CNG fleet. One-third of Republic’s fleet serving the greater Denver metropolitan area is now powered by the domestic fuel source.
Nationwide, Republic Services operates a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG vehicles and 38 natural gas fueling stations. Republic’s CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including its continued commitment to operating CNG powered trucks.
For more information, visit Republic’s Blue Planet sustainability initiative page.