Pitt Ohio expands EV fleet with four Mack MD Electric trucks

Pitt Ohio expands EV fleet with four Mack MD Electric trucks

This order brings Pitt Ohio's BEV fleet to 10 trucks, alongside its 930 Class 8 diesel tractors and 475 Class 7 straight trucks.

Pennsylvania-based transport and logistics company Pitt Ohio ordered four Mack MD Electric trucks to use for regional delivery applications in Pittsburgh and Harrisburg, PA. Once the trucks are delivered, Pitt Ohio will have 10 battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) in its fleet.

Pitt Ohio said it offers the Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) and supply chain services in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions of the U.S. Along with the BEV fleet, Pitt Ohio also has 930 diesel-powered Class 8 tractors, which are mostly Mack models, and 475 Class 7 straight trucks.

The acquisition of the Mack MD Electric vehicles was influenced by the existing relationship with Mack and the technological capabilities they offered, according to the company. Pitt Ohio adds that these new models will primarily serve in the straight truck portion of its project. The company said it also plans to upgrade its terminals to support this partial electrification of its fleet, with the upgrade at the Harrisburg terminal expected to be completed by Q1 of 2025. Pitt Ohio also acquired grants through the state of Pennsylvania as part of their MD HD ZEV Fleet Demonstration Project for all of the vehicles.

“We believe that this order will help jump-start our electrification activities, and we’ve really allowed the technology to come to us rather than force it,” said Taki Darakos, Pitt Ohio vice president of vehicle maintenance and fleet services. “We believe the Mack MD Electric vehicles will provide the best range and payload from a value standpoint. We are excited that the current capabilities should be able to mimic 85% of our conventional box truck fleet in terms of range and payload.”

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