MINNEAPOLIS — G&K Services 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—projected to cut fuel consumption and carbon emissions compared to conventional delivery vehicles—into service in its locations in Northern California.
“We are excited to get these new hybrid trucks on the road, making deliveries to our customers,” says 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.”
The new vehicles were obtained in partnership with the State of California’s Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). G&K will work closely with state officials and the vehicle manufacturers to track and analyze the performance of these vehicles and assess the technology for broader use.
Anyone wanting to learn more about G&K’s commitment to environmental sustainability may visit the company’s website.