Roseland-based Commercial Trailer Leasing Inc. recently announced a partnership with Orange EV to deploy pure-electric and zero-emission, Department of Transportation-compliant yard trucks throughout the U.S.
The e-TRIEVER yard truck, made by Kansas City-based Orange EV, along with paired, onsite charging cabinets, will be under lease with various customers within the food distribution and logistics industry segments.
Replacing diesel yard trucks with pure-electric e-TRIEVER trucks is a proven method to meet or exceed company sustainability goals while also reducing driver fatigue, safety incidents and driver turnover.
“Continuing to support fleets across numerous industry verticals in their zero-emission goals remain paramount as we grow our leasing offerings within this asset class,” Corey Eisen, vice president of CTL, said. “Orange EV have established themselves as the leader within the electric yard truck space, and we are excited to partner with them to fulfill our growing customer demand in electric vehicle transportation.”
“We are proud to partner with CTL, a company committed to helping its customers not only meet and exceed their sustainability goals, but also reduce operating costs and provide a safer and cleaner working environment,” Kurt Neutgens, president and chief technology officer of Orange EV, said.
The CTL and Orange EV partnership in electrifying the terminal truck industry has emphasized not just environmental benefits but operational efficiencies and cost savings. Orange EV said fleets have seen savings from $20,000-90,000 per truck annually from fuel cost reduction, emissions control elimination and powertrain and brake maintenance savings. Cutting down on downtime can be the greatest savings experienced by Orange EV operators, but additional savings come from operator turnover costs that are decreased due to the safer working environments that EV yard trucks provide.