Gas is a win­ner

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Big Wheels -

Buy­ing a truck run­ning on cleaner-burn­ing nat­u­ral gas helped a Vic­to­rian com­pany se­cure a new con­tract. Co­rio Waste Man­age­ment is col­lect­ing rub­bish in the City of Casey re­gion us­ing a new com­pressed nat­u­ral gas-pow­ered Isuzu NPR 300 truck fit­ted with a MacDonald Johnston rear-load­ing com­pactor body. The com­pany’s gen­eral man­ager, Matthew Dick­ens, says the City of Casey was keen to have an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly com­pany carry out its waste ser­vices. ‘‘Dur­ing the ten­der­ing process for the pub­lic lit­ter col­lec­tion con­tract, the City of Casey clearly stated it would give pref­er­ence to contractors who used al­ter­na­tive fu­elled trucks,’’ he says. ‘‘Co­rio Waste Man­age­ment had al­ready con­sid­ered con­vert­ing a num­ber of its ex­ist­ing trucks to run on liq­ue­fied nat­u­ral gas or CNG us­ing af­ter­mar­ket con­ver­sions. When Isuzu re­leased a fac­tory-backed CNG truck, which suited our needs on the City of Casey con­tract, we pur­chased the prod­uct right away.’’

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