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A. Duie Pyle Implements Two Emission-Free Electric FUSO eCanter Trucks to Service the New York City Area

April 22, 2019

West Chester, Pa., April 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A. Duie Pyle (Pyle), the premier provider of asset and non-asset based transportation and supply chain solutions in the Northeast, today announces the implementation of two new 100 percent electric FUSO eCanter trucks. The trucks will be deployed out of Pyle’s Bronx service center and service the surrounding New York metro and Long Island areas.

The FUSO eCanter is the world’s first series produced fully electric-powered medium-duty truck. Pyle is one of the first customers in the United States operating this limited series truck. With a state-of-the-art modular HV battery pack and permanent synchronous e-motor, the eCanter delivers an impressive output of 185 kW and powerful torque. Each truck is completely silent and emission-free, making it ideal for urban delivery and green application needs.

“We are proud to be partnering with A. Duie Pyle to employ the first few of the FUSO eCanter trucks that are in operation here in the U.S. and other world markets,” said Bill Lyons, Vice President, Sales Operations at Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. “We are aware of Pyle’s significant contribution to sustainable practices, and value partnering with companies who do so. We are excited to see the positive impact these trucks have on not only Pyle’s fleet, but our environment as well.”

Through its ECO (Environmentally Conscious Operation) Program, Pyle has successfully incorporated numerous green and sustainable practices throughout its fleet, facilities and operations. Some key accomplishments produced via this initiative include a 1 megawatt, 100 percent solar powered warehouse in Parkesburg, PA, paperless dock management and handheld systems, and the transition to electric forklifts which save approximately 24,000 pounds of carbon per unit.

“Sustainability efforts are a key component to Pyle’s continued success as an organization,” said John Luciani, COO of LTL Services at A. Duie Pyle. “Having successfully implemented sustainable practices both small and large across our company, adding electric trucks to our fleet was a much-anticipated goal for the future. We are excited to introduce this groundbreaking technology into our operations.”

For more information on FUSO, visit www.mitfuso.com. For more information on A. Duie Pyle, visit www.aduiepyle.com.

About A. Duie PyleA. Duie Pyle, a family-owned and operated business for more than 95 years, provides a range of integrated transportation and distribution services supported by 24 LTL service centers and 10 warehouses strategically located throughout the Northeast region. Pyle provides a variety of asset and non-asset-based services offering uniquely engineered logistics solutions including LTL, Dedicated fleet operations, Warehousing & Distribution services through more than 2.5 million square feet of public and contract warehousing space, and specialized services through its Brokerage Solutions.

About Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.Headquartered in Logan Township, New Jersey, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks, markets FUSO medium-duty trucks for the North American market. With an independent dealership network of more than 200 FUSO Sales and Service dealership locations, FUSO products and services are offered throughout the United States and Canada. FUSO is the only medium-duty truck producer offering a complete lineup of diesel, gas and all-electric powertrains in class 3 to class 5 segments. FUSO trucks are seen in a wide variety of businesses and industries, including beverage, catering, refrigerated and dry cargo delivery fleets, vehicle recovery, towing, pest control, plumbing, light construction and landscaping.

MEDIA CONTACTSHannah YoungUproar PR for A. Duie PyleHYoung@uproarpr.com321.236.0102

Bryan C. AllenMitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc.Bryan.allen@daimler.com609.221.0699

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