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Mack and Volvo certify Pittsburgh dealer to sell and service electric trucks

May 4, 2022
TransEdge Truck Centers in Pennsylvania invited customers to meet with OEM executives and learn more about the Volvo VNR Electric and Mack LR Electric heavy-duty EVs. The dealership’s service center dedicated one of its 17 bays to EVs.

Longtime Mack and Volvo trucks dealer TransEdge Truck Centers in Pittsburgh recently became a certified electric vehicle dealer for the two OEMs. TransEdge will now be able to service and support Mack’s LR Electric refuse vehicle and Volvo’s VNR Electric regional-haul vehicle.

TransEdge, a privately owned Mack dealer since the 1990s, also recently hosted an Electric Vehicle Expo at its Pittsburgh leasing location. During the expo, Mack and Volvo executives presented information about the sibling OEM’s EVs to TransEdge’s customers and did product walkarounds.

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“Mack is very pleased that our dealer partner, TransEdge Truck Centers, made the investment to become a certified electric vehicle dealer and support our customers who are adding zero-emission vehicles to their fleets,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks' senior vice president of sales and commercial operations. “TransEdge’s commitment to supporting Mack customers, whether those with EVs or those with diesel-powered vehicles, is a good example of the industry’s movement toward electrification.”

EV certification requires dealers to meet numerous and stringent safety, infrastructure, charging, tooling, and training requirements. Updates to each location are also necessary, but OEM executives work hand-in-hand with dealer leadership to ensure a smooth transition. 

“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,” said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. “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.”

Jim Gallagher, TransEdge VP of service, said the dealership’s customers have shown interest in electric vehicles. “Trucks are headed in the direction that the automotive manufacturers have been leading, and it was important to TransEdge to be one of the first Mack dealers to be EV-certified,” he said. “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.”

The TransEdge Pittsburgh site, at 1501 Beaver Ave., features 17 service bays, one of which is dedicated to electric vehicles. Three employees—a service manager and two technicians—are EV-certified. Fifty-five percent of technicians at the Pittsburgh location are master technicians. TransEdge in Pittsburgh has $1.2 million in parts inventory and is a Certified Uptime Dealer. The remodeled facility includes upgraded electrical service and charging infrastructure that can handle a 25kw and 50kw charger.

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