East Penn manufactures the flooded starting and deep cycle battery and the gel battery for Freightliner. As a second year recipient of the award, East Penn performed at a satisfactory level in seven critical audits conducted by Freightliner work groups. They also received high marks from corporate purchasing agents in Freightliner's semi-annual supplier evaluation review process done each fall.
Recent Class 8 trade volumes have been lower than predicted, which means pricing has been more stable than expected for used trucks, according to J.D. Power & Associates.