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Ruan Transportation places order for 5 Tesla Semis

Ruan Transportation semi truck

Ruan Transportation Management Services has reserved five Tesla Semi all-electric tractors for testing and delivery in 2019.

Another large fleet has put its name on the list for an order of Tesla Semi electric trucks.

Ruan Transportation Management Systems (No. 33 on the CCJ Top 250) announced this week it has reserved five of the trucks for testing and delivery in 2019.

Ruan is now part of a group of fleets that includes UPS, PepsiCo, Anheuser Busch, J.B. Hunt, Walmart and others that have reserved the all-electric rigs. Late last year, UPS placed an order for 125 Tesla Semis, while PepsiCo reserved 100 and Anheuser Busch reserved 40.

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“These new trucks stand to revolutionize interstate transport and change the way we do business,” says James Cade, Ruan VP of fleet services. “Ruan has always been a leader in efficient transport and logistics, so it makes perfect sense to explore what these trucks could do for us and our customers.”

Pricing for the Tesla Semi starts at $150,000 and ranges as high as $200,000.

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