Vocational Energy announced the completion of another Veolia-owned compressed natural gas fueling station – this time in Waunakee, Wisconsin.
Vocational Energy, headquartered in Fontana, Cal., has been crisscrossing the country over the past three years, designing and constructing turnkey CNG fueling stations for customers looking to augment their current fueling strategies with clean-burning, domestic CNG.
"We've had a great relationship with Veolia and this is both their first natural gas station in Wisconsin, but also the first operational CNG station to come online in the state," said Scott Edelbach, President of Vocational Energy, adding the station would make it very economical for Veolia to fuel their large fleet.
"The time-fill station will generate 239 diesel-gallon equivalent (DGE) per hour, allowing Veolia to fill their trucks at night, unassisted," said Edelbach. He went on to explain that the time-fill system allows fleet operators to connect to the fueling hoses upon returning to the yard at the end of their day. The system would then fuel the trucks over night and automatically shut off when they sensed the tanks were full. The station, which is designed to fill up to 47 trucks simultaneously, also has one fast-fill dispenser to allow trucks to fuel quickly if they need additional fuel during the day.
Gary DeVries, Veolia Area Manager for the Waunakee location, said the station and the 13 planned CNG garbage trucks will be used to service the greater Dane County area.
The new Veolia garbage trucks, comprised of Autocar CNG-powered chassis combined with McNeilus and Heil refuse bodies, are much cleaner and quieter than their diesel cousins and will be a great addition to the Veolia fleet.
"We're very excited for Veolia and see them as both early adopters of CNG-powered garbage trucks – and thought leaders in alternative fuel fleet strategies," said Edelbach. "This station will add to their CNG-based operations in other states like Florida, and Illinois."
Vocational Energy is one of the companies under the umbrella of Trucks.com, a multi-faceted business that offers new trucks, used reconditioned trucks, truck parts, rental trucks, and route-ready trucks through many well-known web-driven store fronts, such as Trucks and Parts of Tampa and Big Truck Rental, which specializes in the renting of quality Heil garbage trucks.