INDIANAPOLIS, December 8, 2020 –– –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dickinson Fleet Services (“Dickinson” or “DFS”), is pleased to announce the purchase of five medium-duty, zero-emission, fully-electric service trucks from electric vehicle manufacturer Xos Trucks, Inc. Under the purchase order, the Los Angeles-based truck company will build and deliver five medium-duty vehicles that DFS will dedicate to servicing electric vehicle fleets as well as traditional diesel fleets.
“We are very excited to be working with Xos on electrifying our fleet of service vehicles. The industry landscape is rapidly changing, and we strive to be on the front end of these changes. This initial order is a big step for us and the maintenance industry as a whole,” said Ted Coltrain and Mike Dickinson, Executive Officers of DFS, in a joint statement.
“As former fleet owners ourselves, we’ve long admired Dickinson’s fleet maintenance program and are thrilled to be building their very first electric vehicles,” said Xos Trucks co-founder and CEO Dakota Semler.
Dickinson provides mobile on-site maintenance and repair services for light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks and trailers. They have more than 750 mobile units operating nationwide.
Xos has supplied electric vehicles for numerous companies including UPS and Loomis. “Working with Dickinson and learning about the unique challenges in the fleet maintenance space has been inspiring. As more and more fleets make the switch from diesel to electric, there will be a shift in the way fleets think about maintenance and uptime. Dickinson is way ahead of the curve on this and we’re honored to be working with them,” said Xos Trucks co-founder and COO Giordano Sordoni.
“The trucking industry is continuing to innovate and evolve, and we are excited to be on the cutting edge,” stated Kyle Coltrain, Business Development Executive for Dickinson. “Xos has been a tremendous partner in educating our team on the maintenance of electric vehicles. We are proud to announce the launch of our EV Division, adding to our dynamic portfolio of service offerings.”
About Xos Trucks
Los Angeles-based Xos Trucks is an electric mobility company dedicated to making fleets more efficient. Xos builds state-of-the-art electric trucks and develops cutting-edge technologies and mobility solutions that exceed anything on the present market. Xos’ first product was a fully-electric semi called the ET-One. Other recent customers deploying Xos class 6 vehicles include UPS and cash-in-transit company Loomis. For more information, please visit www.xostrucks.com.
About Dickinson Fleet Services
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, Dickinson Fleet Services has grown to become one of the largest independent fleet maintenance and management companies in the country. DFS is the leading provider of on-site mobile maintenance and repair services nationwide for light, medium and heavy-duty trucks and trailers with over 750 mobile units operating nationwide. DFS supports fleet customers with 18 maintenance facilities each offering select services from accident repair, paint, refurbishment and dedicated technician services, combined with an in-house call center providing 24/7 maintenance scheduling and emergency repair assistance. DFS has made significant investments in training and technology, including WebWrench® (an interactive database providing real-time access to Fleet Maintenance data) and TRAIT® (a field-service application for technicians to deliver updates to customers) and is the only fleet services company in the nation to provide both fleet maintenance and management to its customers nationwide. www.dickinsonfleet.wpengine.com