G&K Services, Inc. announced today that the company 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.

“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.”

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 the State of California and the vehicle manufacturers to track and analyze the performance of these vehicles and assess the technology for broader use.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused provider of branded uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada.