Penske Truck Leasing announced it is providing commercial truck fleet maintenance services to 53 all-electric Class 6 trucks for office products company Staples. The vehicles are being serviced in Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas, Los Angeles, Kansas City and Portland, Ore.
“These electric trucks are part of our global sustainability program,” says Mike Payette, director of fleet equipment for Staples. “We found Penske to be a progressive partner, and they were willing to learn about this technology with us.”
Staples has introduced all-electric trucks into its fleet with a goal of improving fleet fuel economy. The all-electric trucks can reach 55 mph and are most effective in large cities that require constant stop-and-go driving. A single overnight charge is sufficient to power an all-electric truck through a typical day of deliveries.
“We’re very pleased to serve as the exclusive contract maintenance provider for Staples all-electric delivery trucks,” says Bob Douglas, Penske Truck Leasing vice pPresident of field maintenance – Northeast region. “We will continue to support Staples and their efforts for sustainability. Penske is an interested partner in this reliable alternative for the transportation industry.”
Penske Truck Leasing provides Staples with contract maintenance services nationally on its standard diesel trucks. Its subsidiary Penske Logistics also provides dedicated contract carriage services in the Atlanta area.