Republic Expands Natural Gas-Powered Fleet in North Carolina
Republic Services has added eight CNG solid waste collection trucks to its fleet serving customers throughout the greater Raleigh area in North Carolina. The CNG trucks replace older diesel-powered trucks, and bring the total number of Republic’s North Carolina fleet of NGVs to 25.
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. Together, these initiatives will help Republic reach its goal, outlined in the 2014 Sustainability Report, of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by three percent by 2018.