Xpeditor natural gas trucks promote
Starting in January 2007, the only refuse collection
trucks on the streets of Smithtown, New York will be compressed
natural gas (CNG) vehicles, many of them Xpeditor trucks from Autocar.
In a move to safeguard health and the environment,
Smithtown has mandated that contracted trash haulers must switch
from diesel trucks to CNG-powered models.
Autocar Xpeditor WXLL natural gas refuse trucks,
supplied by Hallahan Truck sales are key components of the Smithtown
program. Autocar’s partner-supplier Cummins Inc. manufacturers
the Xpeditor’s CNG-powered Cummins-Westport engine, which
produces significantly less harmful emissions than a comparable
diesel engine and meets 2007 federal clean air emission standards.
Natural gas-powered trucks are much quieter than
diesel trucks. Moreover, while more than 62% of the oil the United
States uses is imported, 97% of its natural gas is produced in North
“We have been providing environmentally
friendly natural gas trucks to the refuse industry for more than
seven years,” says Tom Vatter, Autocar’s senior vice
president of sales and marketing.
Smithtown’s Supervisor Patrick Vecchio estimates
that, in addition to environmental and health benefits, the new
natural gas refuse trucks will significantly reduce trash collection
costs for the Town, as well as its dependence on foreign oil.
To support the transition from diesel, Smithtown
has signed a seven year, fixed-price contract with Clean Energy.