Heniff Transportation Systems has reached an agreement to acquire 10 Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks from Thompson Truck Centers, and signed an intent to purchase 90 more following the successful deployment of the first 10 units.
The agreement between Heniff Transportation and Thompson Truck Centers is a fleet-as-a-service model where Thompson will provide the sales, service, maintenance, and energy infrastructure required to operate the Nikola Tre BEV trucks. Deliveries are expected to commence first half of 2022.
"After visiting with Nikola's leadership team, touring the new Coolidge, Arizona, manufacturing facility, and taking a test ride in the Nikola Tre BEV, we were impressed by the power, performance, engineering, and quality of the truck," said Bob Heniff, CEO of Heniff Transportation. "We see this partnership with Nikola and Thompson as a means to accelerate our strategy for electrification of our fleet and as a positive benefit for our customers, communities, employees, and stakeholders."
The Illinois-based bulk carrier is a family of companies with nearly 100 locations nationwide and over 2,000 tractors. The carrier specializes in liquid bulk transportation, rail transloading, ISO depot operations, tank cleaning and related maintenance.