Twenty Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles have been added to Canadian Linen’s Vancouver fleet.
Canadian Linen will incorporate their new CNG delivery trucks into their fleet over the upcoming weeks and months as a part of its ongoing effort to reduce its carbon footprint and lead the industry in environmental sustainability.
The CNG vehicles are expected to result in 24 percent less carbon emissions vs. comparable diesel vehicles.
“Canadian Linen is absolutely committed to the environment and expanding our alternative fuels program across the company,” said Bill Evans, President and CEO of Canadian Linen. “The company has a strong track record of piloting and incorporating new technology into our delivery operations. We are setting a new standard for clean operations in our industry and continue to invest resources to leverage and help advance green technologies.”
Canadian Linen chose the Vancouver market for this initiative based on incentive funding provided by FortisBC that assisted with the costs to 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, Canadian Linen will have a total of 36 CNG trucks, 16 propane trucks and 2 electric vehicles in operation across the company, with more to come in the upcoming year.