Republic’s VP Fleet Management Invited to Speak at 2015 Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo

Republic’s VP Fleet Management Invited to Speak at 2015 Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 11:40am

CAMPAIGN: CNG Fleet Expansion

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Republic’s vice president, fleet management Steven Saltzgiver spoke at the 2015 Louisiana Alternative Fuels Conference & Expo in Baton Rouge, LA on May 22, 2015. During his presentation, Steve talked about Republic’s ongoing efforts to convert our fleet to alternative fuels and shared a few success stories as well as lessons learned. Here are photos of Steve with a Republic Services CNG collection truck, which was on display at the Conference & Expo.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), each new CNG collection truck reduces carbon emissions by as much as 80 percent in comparison with older, diesel-powered trucks. In addition, each new CNG truck deployed is equivalent to removing five passenger vehicles from local roads for one year, or planting 600 mature trees.

Republic Services operates a fleet of more than 2,200 CNG vehicles and 36 natural gas fueling stations nationwide. Republic’s CNG fleet helps to save roughly 18 million gallons of diesel fuel annually. As the operator of the 8th largest vocational fleet in the country, Republic has a number of initiatives to reduce overall fuel usage, including its continued commitment to operating CNG powered trucks. Together, these initiatives will help Republic reach its goal of reducing fleet greenhouse gas emissions by three percent by 2018.