TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Capacity of Texas announced the introduction of
the Pluggable Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor (PHETT(TM)) into Canada. The
PHETT(TM) is the latest evolution of innovative hybrid technology, combining
the advantages of scientific and mechanical expertise to reduce emissions and
overall carbon footprints. Glasvan Great Dane Sales Inc., the exclusive
Capacity dealer in Ontario, Canada, will be hosting demo days August 24 to
August 28. "We are pleased to provide this one of a kind technology in the
Terminal Truck Industry for our many customers," stated George Cobham, CEO,
Glasvan Great Dane Sales Inc.
"As a leader in the terminal tractor industry, we are pleased to offer
our Pluggable Hybrid Electric Terminal Tractor. Capacity of Texas is dedicated
to environmental stewardship by offering products with the latest technology
in green propulsion. This product will change perceptions, reduce operational
expense and emissions at all Ports, Intermodal Yards and
Warehousing/Distribution Centers not only in North America, but throughout the
world," stated Phillip Ford, President of Capacity of Texas.
The PHETT is a charge sustaining series hybrid that utilizes a constant
and efficient rate generator to supply power, reducing fuel consumption and
emissions. In third party testing conducted at several locations, fuel
consumption was reduced an average of 50%. The most significant reductions
were in emissions, a decrease of NOx by 77% and PM by 82% compared to a
baseline 2002 diesel engine study conducted by the Port of Long Beach. In
comparison to a 2009 (tier 3) engine, a reduction in NOx by 39% and PM by 53%
was achieved with this technology.
With the lowest operational cost per hour, the PHETT also incorporates an
AC traction motor and on-board grid-charging system. Integration and
introduction of this technology into the flagship Capacity Trailer Jockey(R)
line included review and redesign of front & rear axles, steering system,
frame structure, suspension and isolation of components as well as adjustments
for cab interior space requirements; all resulting in optimum performance and
design for terminal tractor applications.
Capacity of Texas, Inc., based in Longview, Texas, is a wholly owned
subsidiary of Collins Industries, Inc., and is the largest American owned
manufacturer of terminal tractors in North America, offering a full product
line of terminal trucks used throughout the world. Capacity distributes
products through a national and international authorized representative
network. For a current listing of Capacity products and authorized
representatives, visit www.capacitytexas.com.
Collins Industries, Inc., a subsidiary of BNS Holding, Inc., is also a
leading manufacturer of ambulances (including medical attack vehicles, rescue
vehicles and fire emergency vehicles), North America's largest producer of
Type "A" small school buses, and a leader in the road construction and
industrial sweeper markets. Since 1971, Collins Industries, Inc. has grown to
approximately 900 employees in three plants comprising over eight-hundred
thousand combined square feet of manufacturing space. Collins Industries, Inc.
sells its products throughout North America and abroad.
Glasvan Great Dane Sales Inc., the Capacity of Texas dealer in based in
Mississauga, Ontario is officially launching the truck August 25th, 2009 at
its headquarters in Mississauga. Glasvan Great Dane Sales Inc, a subsidiary of
Glasvan Trailers Inc. was established in 1981, and has grown to five southern
Ontario parts, service and sales locations of Capacity Shunt Tractors, Great
Dane Trailers, Landoll Trailers, and Chaparral all aluminum flatbeds.
For further information:
For further information: Heath Parsons, Vice President, Capacity, (903)
759-0610; George Cobham, Jr., VP Sales, Glasvan Great Dane Sales Inc., (905)