Volvo Trucks North America dealer Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, announced it has completed the training process to become the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer in the state.
Bruckner’s said it will leverage its industry experience to assist customers in the region with integrating the zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric model into their operations to achieve their sustainability goals.
“Together with our dealership partner Brucker’s Truck & Equipment, we are proud to add another key state to the roster of Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealers,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America. “Texas is home to several key trucking corridors, and Bruckner’s Fort Worth dealership is well positioned to service fleet operators involved in local and regional goods movement, an ideal application for the Volvo VNR Electric truck.”
Bruckner’s has more than 30 dealership locations across seven states, each of which is a Volvo Certified Uptime Dealer. In addition, Bruckner’s has 33 mobile service trucks. Bruckner’s is working to achieve the Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer status at its other locations beyond Fort Worth, with eight technicians across multiple locations already having been trained to perform battery-electric truck maintenance and repairs safely and efficiently.
“Since 1932, Bruckner’s has invested in our people to provide the highest level of service. This is done through continuous training and development of our team to ensure our customers receive the best service possible. We are demonstrating this approach by completing training to be a Volvo Trucks Certified EV dealership,” said Scott Hall, GM of Bruckner’s Fort Worth location. “The entire Bruckner's team is committed to investing in the latest technology and equipment. We are adopting tools for up-to-date communication with our customers and becoming certified up-time centers at all locations to help fleets manage their downtime and lower maintenance costs.”
Volvo Trucks designed its Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer program to help its dealers ensure technicians understand the proper safety procedures when servicing electric drivetrains and components. Service team are fully trained to safely perform maintenance and repairs for battery-electric trucks in operation and equipped with personal protective equipment for working with high-voltage systems.
Bruckner’s Fort Worth dealership will maintain a stock of key parts and components for the VNR Electric model to minimize service times. In addition, heavy-duty-capable fast-chargers have been installed at the dealership to support customers.