1-800-GOT-JUNK? And Isuzu Truck Launch Biodiesel Test Program

    VANCOUVER, June 20 /CNW/ - Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has
announced 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will be the first fleet to test biodiesel fuel in
its trucks.
    For six months, 10 junk-removal trucks will operate on the cleaner
burning fuel in various climate zones across Canada and the United States. The
companies anticipate making 1-800-GOT-JUNK? the first Isuzu-approved fleet to
switch exclusively to biofuel. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has more than 1,000 Isuzu
N-Series and GMC W-Series trucks in its fleet.
    "This test will launch our new Green Emissions Program," said
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder and CEO, Brian Scudamore. "We have always had a strong
environmental conscience and have prided ourselves on cutting-edge recycling
efforts. The growth of our business means it's time to take environmental
initiatives to the next level."
    The first 1-800-GOT-JUNK? biodiesel truck was unveiled last month at the
Pacific Economic Summit. In a keynote address California governor, Arnold
Schwarzenegger remarked that the company's biodiesel program, "...Would cut
greenhouse gas emissions by 30 to 40 percent."
    Todd Bloom, vice president, marketing, General Motors Isuzu Commercial
Truck said, "Isuzu is excited to participate with 1-800-GOT-JUNK? in this
important test. We feel that biodiesel fuel has the potential to play an
important role in lowering emissions, as well as reducing our dependence on
foreign oil."

    About Biodiesel Fuel

    Biodiesel is a renewable diesel replacement fuel that is manufactured
from soybean oil, recycled cooking oils or animal fats.

    About Isuzu Trucks

    Isuzu low cab forward trucks have been America's No.1 selling LCF for
21 straight years. They feature unsurpassed visibility and maneuverability,
ease of maintenance and a low cost of ownership. More than 86% of all Isuzu
diesel trucks and 99% of all Isuzu gasoline trucks ever sold in America are
still registered and in service.

    About 1-800-GOT-JUNK?

    1-800-GOT-JUNK? is pioneering an industry that is helping people remove
junk, de-clutter, and live cleaner, better lives. Whether it's an old sofa or
a pile of junk in the garage, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? will remove it for you. Founded
in 1989, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? has more than 300 franchise locations in North
America, Australia and the United Kingdom.

For further information:

For further information: visit www.1800gotjunk.com or contact: Lindsay
Peroff, 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, 1-800-710-5865, Lindsay@1800gotjunk.com

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