Mack Trucks to Provide Republic Services with Fully Electric Mack LR Refuse Model

Tue February 05, 2019 - National Edition
Mack Trucks


Mack Trucks will partner with Republic Services to build and operate a fully electric Mack LR refuse truck to help its fleet achieve zero emissions goals.

The many benefits of fully electric trucks include zero carbon emissions, reduced noise and environmental sustainability. For refuse hauling companies, the ability to operate quietly during the early morning hours is an attractive feature of electric vehicles.

"Mack looks forward to partnering with Republic Services to test the benefits a fully electric LR can offer in its day-to-day operations," said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales and marketing. "As a leader in refuse and alternative solutions, Mack is uniquely positioned to offer a proprietary, integrated and fully electric solution for North America."

At this point in the development of electromobility technology and infrastructure, Mack believes that a fully electric vehicle will work best in a closed loop application in which the truck returns home every night — such as in the refuse industry.

"Given we operate one of the largest vocational fleets in the U.S., we are continuously evaluating innovative approaches and technologies to improve the performance, economics and environmental impact of our fleet," said Don Slager, president and CEO of Republic Services. "We are excited to be working with Mack in the development of an electric garbage truck as it would represent a significant step towards a cleaner, safer and more efficient fleet while helping to preserve our Blue Planet for future generations."

Further details about the specs and testing will be announced at a later date.

Mack announced in early 2018 that the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), one of Mack's largest customers, also will test a fully electric Mack LR model, which will be operational in 2019. Those specs and details also will be announced at a later date.

For more information, visit www.macktrucks.com.




Today's top stories

Industry Battles Cost, Supply, Labor Issues Amid Construction Boom Gains

Texas Women in Construction — Meet Kaisha Plambeck of Skanska USA

Sennebogen 870 Meets All Challenges At Busy Port

VIDEO: AGC, Partners Urge Workers to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Longview Bridge and Road Reconstructs Texarkana Highway

VIDEO: Mecalac Hydraulic Thumb Increases Material Handling Ease

Phased Return to In-Person Classes Begins at New $256M Somerville School

Louisiana to Receive $216M in Stimulus Aid for Transportation Needs


 






ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo ceg-logo