G&K Services Launches Pilot Program to Test Hybrid Electric Delivery Trucks
G&K Services, Inc. has launched a pilot program to test hybrid electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles.
The company has placed hybrid electric diesel step vans into service in its locations in Northern California.
The new hybrid trucks are projected to cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions compared to conventional delivery vehicles.
The new vehicles were obtained in partnership with the State of California’s Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). G&K said it will work closely with the State of California and the vehicle manufacturers to track and analyze the performance of these vehicles and assess the technology for broader use.
“We are excited to get these new hybrid trucks on the road, making deliveries to our customers,” said Dick Stutz, G&K’s Senior Vice President of Operations. “G&K is focused on both maximizing the fuel economy of our delivery fleet and being good stewards of the environment.”
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