A. Duie Pyle, provider of asset and non-asset based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, announced the implementation of two new battery-electric FUSO eCanter trucks. The trucks will be deployed out of Pyle’s Bronx service center and service the surrounding New York metro and Long Island areas.
The Fuso eCanter is the world’s first series produced fully electric-powered medium-duty truck, according to the manufacturer. Pyle is one of the first customers in the United States operating this limited series truck. With a modular high-voltage battery pack and permanent synchronous e-motor, the eCanter delivers an output of 185 kilowatts. Each truck is completely silent and emission-free, making it ideal for urban delivery and green application needs.
“We are proud to be partnering with A. Duie Pyle to employ the first few of the Fuso eCanter trucks that are in operation here in the U.S. and other world markets,” said Bill Lyons, vice president of sales operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. “We are aware of Pyle’s significant contribution to sustainable practices, and value partnering with companies who do so. We are excited to see the positive impact these trucks have on not only Pyle’s fleet, but our environment as well.”
Through its ECO (Environmentally Conscious Operation) Program, Pyle has successfully incorporated numerous green and sustainable practices throughout its fleet, facilities, and operations. Some key accomplishments produced via this initiative include a 1 megawatt, 100% solar powered warehouse in Parkesburg, Pa., paperless dock management and handheld systems, and the transition to electric forklifts which save approximately 24,000 pounds of carbon per unit.
“Sustainability efforts are a key component to Pyle’s continued success as an organization,” said John Luciani, COO of LTL services at A. Duie Pyle. “Having successfully implemented sustainable practices both small and large across our company, adding electric trucks to our fleet was a much-anticipated goal for the future. We are excited to introduce this groundbreaking technology into our operations.”