Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canadian Linen and Uniform Service, a major supplier of linen and uniform rental services in North America, has launched a pilot program that will test three new types of alternative fuel vehicles in an effort to positively impact the environment and assess the impact on the company’s overall operations. Compressed natural gas (CNG), propane and plug-in electric vehicles will be tested this fall and throughout the upcoming year.
“We have one of the largest fleets in the industry, so we have the capacity to put some resources towards reducing emissions while exploring the impact on fuel costs,” said Andrew Steiner, Vice President of Marketing and Customer Operations. “We feel it’s our responsibility to consider and pilot programs utilizing alternative fuel options and support the advancement of these new technologies.”
Compressed natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel that produces less carbon emissions and lowers exposure to fuel price rate increases. Five compressed natural gas trucks have been deployed in August and five more will be deployed in October. Propane and electric trucks are yet to be deployed.
“This alternative fuel program is a part of a larger company initiative to reduce energy consumption and our carbon footprint,” Steiner said.
(Source: Canadian Linen)