Get to Know Our Green Fleet

Our fleet of vehicles covers more than 1.5 million miles in an average year. So using environmentally friendly vehicles and energy sources is important to us. Over time we’ve been switching to more fuel-efficient vehicles to conserve fuel, reduce emissions and lower operation and maintenance costs.

Our Green Fleet Transition

  • Purchase of first hybrid vehicle in 2000
  • Conversion to ultra-low sulfur diesel in 2006
  • Transition to a B5 blend of biodiesel in 2007
  • Transition to low ash engine oils in 2007
  • First Nissan LEAF electric car added to the fleet in 2011
  • Transition to renewable diesel in 2016.

We’ve Increased Sustainable Practices by:

  • Reducing gasoline engines from eight-cylinder engines to six-cylinder engines where possible
  • Purchasing and using smaller vehicles where possible
  • Increasing the use of hybrid or electric vehicles where work methods and environment allow
  • Installing idle mitigation systems to reduce idle on our medium and heavy duty vehicles, we currently have 49 vehicles with idle mitigation
  • Participating in the research and development of a hybrid “first response” trouble truck that can be used in daily line operations
  • We have transitioned from Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (USLD) to Renewable Diesel (R99)
  • Increasing use of internal motor pool vehicles

Current Green Fleet:

  • Five electric vehicles
  • Seven plug-in hybrids
  • Twenty-three hybrids
  • Eight electric vehicle off road equipment and forklift
  • Forty-nine vehicles with idle mitigation