Troy Musgrave of Dependable Highway Express (DHE) recently spoke with Fleet Maintenance Magazine regarding current and planned EV deployments. DHE deployed two Orange EV pure electric yard trucks in December 2019. Troy Musgrave, director of process improvement for Dependable Highway Express, shared that “he’s appreciated the ease with which monitoring the Orange EV terminal tractors has been.”
“One of the great things about the Orange EV tractors is there’s a website and basically it takes me two seconds to go to the website every morning and [the website] tells me if there are any alerts that the tractor needs attention,” Musgrave says.
“Without even going out to look at the truck, you can sit at your desk and see that there’s a problem and then go take care of it,” he says. “You don’t have to wait for somebody to report it or not report it.”
The Fleet Maintenance article explains challenges DHE faced implementing charging infrastructure. Note that DHE is long-range-planning the capacity required for a zero-emission freight terminal. For most fleets deploying electric trucks, the electric infrastructure required already exists and the site is simply extending current circuit capacity to where they install and hook up charging equipment.
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