Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) handed over the keys to the first two Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 trucks to customers: Penske Truck Leasing and NFI.
Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) has built the first two Class 8 battery electric Freightliner eCascadias for customers at its research and development center in Portland.
Penske Truck Leasing has opened commercial heavy-duty electric vehicle charging stations with 14 high-speed chargers at four of its existing facilities in Southern California.
One of the biggest potential operational efficiency gain bullet points when OEMs and suppliers talk about electric trucks is the potential for less maintenance compared to diesel trucks. In theory, it might be true. Eliminate the diesel engine and a good amount of service headaches are gone. No oil changes to tackle, coolant leaks to
DTNA Pres., CEO Roger Nielsen stops talking about truck technology ‘What if’ and starts talking about ‘What is’
Had Roger Nielsen been holding a microphone, he might as well have dropped it at the end of his presentation. Instead, he’s wired up with one of those hands-free, barely-there microphones that live on a TED Talk stage, which is fitting because the bevy of announcements that Daimler Trucks North America’s (DTNA) president and chief
Penske Truck Leasing is adding four Fuso eCanter battery-electric work trucks to its fleets. Penske will initially take delivery of four Fuso eCanter battery-electric work trucks for use in California. The company has also partnered with Fuso’s parent company, Daimler Trucks North America, to test other electric vehicles including the Freightliner eM2 and eCascadia. “We’re pleased
Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) delivered the first vehicle in its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet – a Freightliner eM2 – to Penske Truck Leasing, fulfilling its promise to put an electric commercial truck in customer hands in 2018. This delivery, made on Dec. 20, 2018, marks a key milestone in the real-world application of battery-electric
A bright yellow Volvo VNL sporting the signature two-tone blue lines running down its doors pulled into an open bay at Penske Truck Leasing in Brook Park, Ohio. A technician grabbed a headset attached to a device that clipped to his belt and started up Penske’s preventative maintenance protocol. “To start work, say, ‘Ready.’” The
Like all things in the trucking world, technology is rapidly advancing new solutions. Change is constant, and who doesn’t love change? I can see you grimacing at the word, but there are big gains to be had if you embrace change and work through the transition pain points of a new process. This can be
Uptime is always driven by a strong maintenance program, notes Steve Zaborowski, senior vice president at XTRA Lease. “Our customers need to manage trucks, freight and drivers, so we’re focused on providing different types of services to keep them up and running,” he says. “Especially as we add trailers to our fleet, that means being
Penske Truck Leasing has joined the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN), a worldwide industry alliance focused on promoting Combined Charging System (CCS) as the global standard for charging electric vehicles (EVs) of all types. Penske says it will focus its attention on helping to promote electric vehicle charging standards for commercial vehicles in North America by
Penske Truck Leasing recently announced it had successfully completed its 1 millionth voice-directed preventive maintenance inspection using its paperless technology. The system provides voice prompts via a headset to direct maintenance technicians through a preventive maintenance (PM) inspection. While you can read more about it in the July issue of Fleet Equipment (click here to read