AmeriPride Services Adds 20 CNG Vehicles to Vancouver Fleet
AmeriPride Services has received the first of 20 CNG step vans at its Vancouver branch in British Columbia. The company will incorporate the additional CNG delivery trucks into its fleet over the upcoming weeks and months as a part of its ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint.
“AmeriPride is absolutely committed to the environment and expanding our alternative fuels program across the company,” said Bill Evans, President and CEO of AmeriPride. “We are setting a new standard for clean operations in our industry and continue to invest resources to leverage and help advance green technologies.”
The company’s new CNG vehicles are manufactured by Freightliner Custom Chassis and Morgan Olson with the conversion completed by Green Alternative Systems. The vehicles are powered by a General Motors 6L engine, and the tanks have a 52 GGE capacity.
AmeriPride chose the Vancouver market for this initiative based on incentive funding provided by FortisBC that assisted with the costs of CNG conversion for the vehicles. In addition, FortisBC made upgrades to their local CNG fueling infrastructure.
Once the new CNG trucks are incorporated into its fleet operations, AmeriPride will have a total of 36 CNG trucks, as well as 16 propane trucks and 2 electric vehicles, in operation across the company with more to come in the upcoming year. AmeriPride has received recognition for its efforts including TRSA’s ‘Clean Green’ Award, Heavy Duty Trucking’s ‘Top 50 Green Fleets’ Award and Fleet Technology Expo’s ‘Top Tier Light and Medium Duty Efficient Fleet’ Award. The alternative fuel vehicles program is a part of a larger companywide effort to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly.