DES MOINES, Iowa and KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Integrated supply chain solutions company Ruan Transportation Management Systems recently announced the deployment of an Orange EV pure electric terminal truck at an operations facility in St. Joseph, Missouri.
With the addition of this fully electric unit, Ruan is expanding its heavy-duty electric vehicle fleet and further supporting a sustainable, energy efficient supply chain, according to a news release.
“Ruan has kept pace with clean fuel advancements, implementing a variety of alternative fuels including compressed natural gas (CNG), renewable natural gas (RNG), biodiesel blends and renewable hydrocarbon diesel,” the news release stated.
“These changes have eliminated hundreds of thousands of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2). Moving to zero-emission electric yard trucks was a logical next step in Ruan’s continuing drive toward a cleaner future.”
Ruan Vice President of Fleet Services Brad Gehring said, “To provide clean, efficient solutions for our customers, Ruan tests and invests in the latest technologies. We recently marked the 18-month anniversary of deploying our first Orange EV truck to a 24/7 Minnesota operation, and the reliability has been unparalleled, exceeding up-time expectations.”
Ruan plans to continue all-electric yard truck deployments in operations across the country where feasible.
“We are excited to have another Orange EV customer scale up deployments after experiencing first-hand how well our trucks do the job,” said Zack Ruderman, Orange EV vice president of sales and marketing. “Orange EV deployments are a win-win, delivering solutions that are both economically and environmentally sustainable.”
The St. Joseph project is partially funded with a Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant awarded through the Kansas City based Metropolitan Energy Center.
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