Autocar, LLC, manufacturer of specialized severe-duty vocational trucks, Wednesday announced the delivery of its battery-electric terminal tractor, the E-ACTT, to supermarket chain Stater Bros. Markets.

The California-based grocer has implemented its first all-electric terminal tractor into its distribution fleet to meet corporate environmental goals. Autocar delivered the E-ACTT to the Stater Bros. distribution center in San Bernardino, California, and provided operator and technician orientations before deploying it into the fleet.

Stater Bros. operates 171 supermarkets throughout Southern California and delivers fresh products to all of its stores with its in-house shipping and distribution departments. The recent delivery to the supermarket chain is the first of two E-ACTT terminal tractors that will be used for transportation within the distribution center.

UPS’ Trina Norman named WIT Influential Woman award winner

The Women In Trucking Association presented Trina Norman, Southern California feeder operations manager for UPS, with the 2022 Influential Woman in Trucking award. The award is sponsored by Daimler Truck North America and recognizes the achievements of female role models and trailblazers in the trucking industry. 

The winner was announced during the WIT Accelerate! Conference & Expo in Dallas, Texas this week.

Norman’s employment with UPS spans three decades where she has proven to be a well-rounded leader and a global citizen, according to a statement from WIT. 

The announcement came after the panel discussion, “When Remarkable Women Do Remarkable Things.” Panelists consisted of the finalists for the 2022 award: Jill Quinn, president, Centerline Drivers; Mari Roberts, vice president of Transportation, Frito-Lay; and Lindsey Trent, president and co-founder, Next Generation in Trucking Association. 

“While all four finalists were exceptional, Trina Norman stood out due to her passion in giving back to her community while supporting her team and her company as she leads them toward success,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. 

Quantix acquires five fleets

Quantix, a portfolio company of Chicago-based private equity investment firm Wind Point Partners, has acquired five companies: Dobbins Enterprises, C&S Express, Chancelor Transportation, T&K Chancelor Enterprises, and Templet Transit.

Quantix also announced it signed with a new agent, L.D. McCloud Transportation, in a deal that adds more than 140 trucks and ancillary equipment to the company’s liquid and plastics transportation division. The new trucks will service customers around the Gulf Coast including Houston, Baton Rouge, and Port Allen, Louisiana, and Meridian, Mississippi.

“Quantix continues to scale our services in Texas and the Gulf Coast regions, and these new assets strengthen our ability to do so,” Chief Executive Officer and President Chris Ball said of Quantix ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth acquisitions since the company was bought by Wind Point Partners. “Greater capacity means better service for our customers, which remains the guiding purpose of our continued growth.” 

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