Alkane Trucks Signs New Certified Assembler and Authorized Dealer
Alkane Truck Company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Harrison Truck Centers to become a Certified Assembler and Authorized Dealer of Alkane’s low-emission alternative fueled trucks. The initial assembly roll-out will include Class 7 Near-Zero natural gas- and Class 8 Near-Zero natural gas-powered trucks.
All of Alkane’s medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks are shipped to Alkane as ‘knock-down’ kits from each component manufacturer; every component is then tested and approved under DOT regulations before being integrated and assembled at an Alkane-certified assembly facility by skilled American workers. This model qualifies Alkane as a U.S. OEM since the domestic value-add content exceeds 51 percent. This designation allows Alkane to issue its own VINs (Vehicle Identification Numbers), qualify for government and military contracts, and deliver a profitable and competitively-priced alternative fueled vehicle.
Headquartered in Elk Run Heights, Iowa, Harrison Truck Centers has grown from employ 400 associates and has become a Midwest leader in truck sales and service. In addition, HTC is one of the top glider kit builders in the US, making it an optimal fit for Alkane’s knock-down assembly operation.
“This new partnership will help ensure that our final DOT testing of our Near-Zero 8.9L and Near-Zero 11.9L natural gas-powered trucks later in the year,” said Robert Smith, Alkane’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer. “Alkane’s clean-burning trucks will provide fleet owners a low-NOx emissions solution, positioning Alkane to take full advantage of the billions of dollars in incentives slated for federal- and state-funded clean air initiatives in 2018.”