Refuse and recycling company Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. has converted 77 heavy-duty trucks to compressed natural gas (CNG) for deployment in the company's Coquitlam, British Columbia, service area.
Progressive already operates natural gas vehicles in Surrey, B.C., as well as in Montreal and Barrie, Ontario. This latest deployment in Coquitlam gives the company the largest CNG-powered refuse fleet in Canada. Progressive also has extensive operations in the U.S., with natural gas vehicles in service in cities such as St. Louis, New Orleans, Dallas and Tampa.
All told, the company now has more than 400 CNG-powered heavy-duty trucks in its North American fleet, with plans calling for about 550 NGVs to be in service by the end of 2015.
Also, Progressive has built company-owned CNG refueling infrastructure at a number of its facilities.