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National Clean Fleets Partner: ARAMARK

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ARAMARK delivers food, facility, and uniform services worldwide and has a large fleet of vehicles ranging from cars to delivery and service trucks. In 2011, the company deployed 78 hybrid electric vehicles in its ARAMARK Uniform Services (AUS) fleet. AUS also employs GPS devices and routing software to increase route efficiency, reduce travel time, and cut fuel use. ARAMARK is also achieving fuel savings through rightsizing, having deployed more than 200 Ford Transit Connect vans as efficient alternatives to larger vehicles. The company is testing vehicles that run on electricity and propane, and is converting some of its conventional vehicles to run on natural gas.

Fast Facts

  • Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: August 2013
  • Headquarters: Philadelphia
  • Operations: Global, with 250,000 employees worldwide and approximately 10,000 vehicles in North America
  • Strategies and Technologies: Hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles, biodiesel, route optimization, rightsizing, fuel efficiency, compressed natural gas, propane

More Information

For additional information contact the Clean Cities National Clean Fleets Partnership account manager, Mark Smith.

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Clean Fleets News

Aug. 19, 2013

ARAMARK and Partners Awarded More than $492,000 to Convert Vehicles to Natural Gas

As part of Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Initiative, 35 vehicles to be converted

PHILADELPHIA – ARAMARK, a global professional services company, along with several Philadelphia-area businesses and organizations, have been awarded a $492,000 Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection grant to convert dozens of vehicles to operate on clean-burning natural gas.

ARAMARK will use $99,000 of the award to convert nine route service vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG). Other organizations, including Suburban Transit Network, Lower Providence Township, Sustainable Waste Solutions, Lower Merion School District, King Limousine, and Delaware Valley Concrete, will also convert vehicles through the grant for the Montgomery County NGV Conversion Initiative, a project of Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities. The project partners further plan to support a new CNG fueling facility in King of Prussia.

ARAMARK recently joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership, an initiative of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Clean Cities program. Through the partnership, ARAMARK will continue to explore and adopt alternative fuels and fuel economy measures to reduce petroleum use.

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