The City of Pomona, California, recently purchased 22 natural gas-powered Mack TerraPro Low Entry vehicles, converting its entire fleet from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG) powered Bulldogs with the alternative-fuel technology. The vehicles are expected to be delivered in September 2012. The City ordered twenty TerraPro side-loaders and two rear-loaders for its solid waste management fleet.
“Refuse is an ideal application for natural gas because these trucks return home each day for refueling,” said James Waterbury, Mack Pacific District sales manager. “The natural gas-powered Mack TerraPro refuse vehicles offer an alternative domestically sourced fuel in a durable truck – a win-win for customers and the country when it comes to reducing dependence on foreign oil.”
The gas versions of these trucks have been specifically engineered to operate on this alternative fuel. Like all Mack trucks in North America, they’re built in the U.S.A. at the company’s Macungie Assembly Operations outside of Allentown, PA.
Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group.
(This article compiled using information from a Mack Trucks, Inc. press release)