PPG Commercial Coatings has announced that UPS Freight has approved the Delfleet Evolution paint system from PPG for the rebranding of tractors and trailers obtained through its acquisition of Overnite Corp. in May 2006. The Overnite facilities and fleet, which includes more than 22,000 trailers, is in the process of being rebranded to UPS Freight over the course of several years.
The rebranding includes a move to the UPS logo and the repainting of all tractors and trailers. UPS Freight has selected a color scheme for the tractors that includes a gray color, combined with UPS Standard brown. The trailers will be UPS Standard gray, and the wheels and chassis will be painted UPS Freight black.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for PPG Commercial Coatings,” says Steve Podlas, manager of North American OEM and national accounts for the Strongsville, Ohio-based company. “We are very excited to be selected to participate in the UPS Freight rebranding process. The Delfleet Evolution paint system is the industry’s most advanced solution for meeting the demanding needs of today’s OEM commercial vehicle manufacturers and fleet maintenance operators. The system offers proven coatings technology in a full range of VOC compliance levels, excellent warranties and one of the most comprehensive color-matching systems in the industry.”