Longtime Mack Dealer Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment in Fort Worth Becomes Certified EV Dealer
GREENSBORO, NC (June 2, 2022) – Mack Trucks announced today that Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, is now a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, making this the first Mack dealership to be EV-certified in Texas.
The designation means Bruckner’s Fort Worth will now be able to service and support the Mack LR® Electric, Mack’s first fully electric Class 8 refuse truck.
“Bruckner’s invested in upgrading its Fort Worth branch to ensure that Mack customers are well-supported when choosing electrification,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of sales and commercial operations. “Mack is dedicated to helping customers achieve their sustainability goals, and we applaud Bruckner’s for partnering with us in this effort.”
Bruckner’s Fort Worth, located at 1200 NE Loop 820, has 22 service bays, two of which are dedicated to electric vehicles. The location has 25 technicians, 12 of whom are master techs, and two of whom are EV-certified. The branch has three full-service field trucks and offers $3 million in parts inventory.
To become EV-certified, dealers must meet numerous stringent safety, charging, tooling, training and infrastructure requirements. The facility also must be upgraded to accommodate electric vehicles. Mack and Bruckner’s met frequently to ensure they met all standards for EV certification.
“Our Fort Worth team worked closely with Mack to make sure all requirements were met to become fully certified,” said Chris Bruckner, executive vice president of Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment. “From the selection of charging equipment, to training technicians, Mack was with us every step of the way. Safety was at the forefront of all training and facility upgrades. We are proud to be the first Mack Certified EV Dealer in Texas.”
The next generation Mack LR Electric, launched in March 2022, features a standard 376 kWh total battery capacity, offering 42 percent more energy and increased range between charges. Twin electric motors produce 448 continuous horsepower and 4,051 lb.-ft. of peak torque output from zero RPM.
Four NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide) lithium-ion batteries, charged through a 150 kW, SAE J1772-compliant charging system, power the vehicle and all onboard accessories through 12V, 24V and 600V circuits. The two-stage regenerative braking system helps recapture energy from the hundreds of stops the vehicle makes each day with an increasing load.
The Mack LR Electric features a copper-colored Bulldog on the cab denoting the all-electric powertrain. The vehicle may be fitted with equipment bodies from various manufacturers to meet the unique needs of each customer. The LR Electric has the same driver- and passenger-side configurations and seat and door options as those that are offered in the diesel-powered Mack LR model.
Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment was founded as Bruckner’s Garage in Amarillo, Texas, in 1932. In 1948, it became a Mack Trucks franchise. Bruckner’s operates 33 locations in Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado. Bruckner’s Fort Worth is open 7:30 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.
For more information about the Mack LR Electric, please visit your local Mack dealer or www.macktrucks.com.
CAPTION: Mack Trucks announced today that Bruckner’s Truck & Equipment in Fort Worth, Texas, is now a Certified Electric Vehicle (EV) Dealer, making this the first Mack dealership to be EV-certified in Texas.