Texas county adds Kenworth hybrid trucks to its fleet
Bexar County, Texas, has taken delivery of three new Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks. Each truck will be located at one of the county’s three service centers.
Bexar County is the first county in Texas to use the trucks, said Street and Drainage Manager Tony Vasquez. “We estimate that the new hybrids will enhance fuel efficiency by 30 to 40 percent, and contribute to our continuing mission of being a good environmental steward,” he said.
The county’s hybrids are equipped as 6-yard dump trucks assigned to pick up and deliver loads of dirt and aggregate throughout the county, which serves more than 1.5 million people. “We expect heavy use for these hybrids, with each traveling up to 20,000 miles annually,” Vasquez said.