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Glasvan Great Dane places order for hybrid shunt truck

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. -- Glasvan Great Dane is not only a dealer for Capacity’s new PHETT hybrid-electr...

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Glasvan Great Dane is not only a dealer for Capacity’s new PHETT hybrid-electric shunt truck, it’s also a customer.


The company announced it has purchased the very first hybrid shunt truck for use in its own trailer shunting operations.


“We really investigated PHETT technology before deciding to offer the product to our customers, and we truly believe in not only the PHETT shunt tractor, but also the true environmental and cost-savings benefits,” said George Cobham Jr., vice-president of sales and marketing for Glasvan. “We are expecting delivery of our PHETT early next spring, and we are looking forward to integrating it into our operation and building a more sustainable business.”


Compared to a conventional shunt truck, Glasvan Great Dane has calculated the following potential savings for the first year alone: 8,200 litres of diesel; 160 litres of engine oil; and the complete elimination of transmission lubricant. The company also says the PHETT will reduce hydrocarbon and NOx emissions by 195 kg and CO2 emissions by 6,500 kg.


To find out more about the Capacity PHETT hybrid shunt truck you can check out a previous episode of our WebTV show Transportation Matters by clicking here. Or you can contact Glasvan Great Dane at 888-GLASVAN or visit

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