Veolia ES Solid Waste Inc. has introduced a fleet of compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks to serve the Evansville, Ind., area.

The solid waste division of Chicago-based Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. said in a news release it also is launching a CNG fueling station in Evansville.

Hagerstown, Ind.-based Autocar LLC built the chassis for 20 of the trucks, and Kirkland, Wash.-based Kenworth manufactured eight roll-off trucks for Veolia’s new fleet. Those vehicles will serve more than 24,000 residential and commercial customers in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, Posey, Spencer and Henderson counties in the greater Evansville area.

Veolia said the new trucks run about 15 percent quieter than trucks with diesel engines. The trucks also come with automated collection systems designed to increase efficiency, protect driver health and safety, prolong truck life and reduce emissions.

The Evansville CNG fueling station uses time-fill fueling technology that allows

drivers to fuel their trucks during overnight hours, minimizing downtime.

“We’re very pleased to be the first waste hauler to bring CNG technology to Indiana,”

said Jim Long, Veolia ES president and CEO.

Veolia operates four CNG fueling stations and more than 100 CNG-powered

refuse collection and support vehicles in North America.