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G&K tests hybrid trucks

June 8, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS — G&K Services Inc. has launched a pilot program to test hybrid electric trucks in its fleet of delivery vehicles, according to a press release.

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, the release stated.

According to the release, the new vehicles were obtained in partnership with the State of California''s Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP).

"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," Stutz added.

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