Volvo Trucks North America dealer TransEdge Truck Centers recently became the first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer in Pennsylvania after its Pittsburgh location completed the robust staff training program and necessary facility upgrades. In tandem with the certification, TransEdge hosted an Electric Vehicle Expo where key customers were invited for product walk-arounds to see the Volvo VNR Electric truck firsthand and to learn how the TransEdge team can help them identify the ideal Volvo VNR Electric solution to support local and regional distribution routes.
Peter Voorhoeve, president, Volvo Trucks North America says:
“We are proud of the success of our Volvo Trucks’ Certified EV Dealer program as it expands to yet another state and continues to build the ecosystem necessary for widespread adoption of battery-electric trucks across the nation,”
“Our dealer partner, TransEdge Truck Centers, continues to provide exceptional service to assist customers with their electromobility transition, and we are excited to see the overwhelmingly positive response to their event to introduce the Volvo VNR Electric to customers in Pennsylvania.”
The Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealer program ensures professional pre-sales consultancy to secure a commercially and technically viable electromobility solution for its customers. On the aftermarket side, the certification ensures technicians have the proper technical training and understand all safety procedures when servicing electric drivetrains and components. The certification also includes investments in diagnostics tools.
At TransEdge Truck Center’s Pittsburgh location, three team members have been trained to service and maintain the Volvo VNR Electric, including one service manager and two technicians. The dealership converted one service bay to be dedicated to battery-electric trucks, and technicians have been outfitted with personal protective equipment for working with high-voltage systems. The remodeled facility includes upgraded electrical service and charging infrastructure that can handle a 25kw and 50kw charger.
As a family owned and operated dealership founded in the early 1920s, TransEdge Truck Centers has evolved into a driving force in the Pennsylvania transportation industry with six modern facilities that service Pennsylvania and its surrounding areas. The Pittsburgh site is about 18,000 square feet and has approximately $1.2 million in key parts and components inventory for the Volvo VNR Electric model to minimize service times and quickly get customers back on the road.
Jim Gallagher, vice president of service, TransEdge Truck Centers declares:
“We have had a lot of interest in the Volvo VNR Electric model from our customers and wanted to make sure we were ready to provide comprehensive sales and service support,”
“TransEdge Truck Center’s mission is to provide ‘Better Solutions. Better Transportation’ and this Volvo Trucks Certified EV Dealership designation is the next step in ensuring we have the knowledge and skills to support our customers in meeting their sustainability goals.”