American Tire Distributors (ATD), one of the largest independent suppliers of tires to the replacement tire market, today announced a collaboration with Penske Truck Leasing to test electric trucks in the Southern California market. The partnership will consist of a three-month electric vehicle pilot at ATD’s Santa Fe Springs location.
Penske Truck Leasing took delivery of one of the first Daimler Trucks North America LLC (DTNA) Freightliner electric eCascadia Class 8 trucks at a ceremony in Yountville, California, August 20, 2019. The truck is part of Freightliner’s Electric Innovation Fleet.
Penske Truck Leasing has completed a second round of electric vehicle maintenance training at its facility in San Diego, California. Ten Penske technicians from five locations in southern California, where Penske’s electric fleet is domiciled, participated in the daylong training on maintenance procedures for commercial electric vehicles.
Paul Rosa, senior vice president of procurement and fleet planning for Penske Truck Leasing will be a panelist at the upcoming Edison Electric Institute (EEI) 2019 Conference in Philadelphia.
Penske Truck Leasing remains at the forefront of commercial vehicle electrification and will return to the Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition to present during Technical Session No. 3: International Forces Driving Electric Vehicle Standardization.