McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company, has been selected by Pride Disposal of Portland, Oregon, to supply the NGEN Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) system for its newest fleet of roll-off trucks.
“We’re excited to have NGEN CNG Systems and Services by McNeilus selected by Pride Disposal for these roll-off vehicles,” said Brad Nelson, Oshkosh Corporation senior vice president and president of the Commercial Business Segment. “We have an excellent back-of-cab configuration that’s ideal for this application, one of many CNG installation options available for severe duty fleets of all types.”
“We’re a company that is always looking to the future, and we decided to start running some of our trucks on CNG primarily because of fuel cost and the savings CNG delivers,” said Pride Disposal Fleet Manager, Bill Woody. “We chose the McNeilus NGEN CNG system because of its simplicity, reliability, and close-at-hand parts and service network. Plus, McNeilus technicians are close by when we need recertification of the system’s components.”
McNeilus has supplied more than 5,000 NGEN CNG vehicles from coast to coast. McNeilus NGEN systems are available on a wider range of vehicle types including construction, delivery, over-the-road, and other severe-duty fleets — both for new vehicles and retrofits — through the company’s national network of regional installation centers.
McNeilus NGEN CNG-powered trucks are built with both the operator and service team in mind. The company’s exclusive fuel management module reduces the number of fittings and increases reliability, while the fuel storage pods feature lightweight DOT Type 4 tanks. McNeilus systems meet all NFPA-52 standards and are installed by the company’s team of factory-trained technicians.
Pride Disposal owns and maintains a fleet of 40 trucks, and began shifting to CNG in 2010. “Cleaner engines and exhaust systems, and reduced maintenance needs are other benefits we experience with the shift to CNG,” said Woody. “Plus, the environmental benefits of CNG powered vehicles are an important consideration for us and the communities we serve.”
(Source: McNeilus Truck & Manufacturing, Inc.)