FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Altec Inc. (Birmingham, Alabama) won The Work Truck Show® 2016 Green Award for its JEMS® 4 Series (Jobsite Energy Management System) hybrid-electric system. The award was presented at The Work Truck Show 2016, which was held March 1–4 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Green Award recognizes the product at the Show that best improves work truck fuel utilization, as determined by a panel of trade media editors and truck fleet managers.
Altec JEMS 4 Series is an updated energy management system for utility work trucks. This integrated plug-in uses stored electrical energy to power the aerial device, tools, accessories, exportable power, and engine-off cabin heating and cooling. It features lithium-ion energy and an on-demand electrified PTO (ePTO) for hydraulic power. This allows bucket units to operate quietly without the truck engine running, which is an advantage in urban areas.
The compact system is equipped with Altec's Idle Mitigation System that eliminates unnecessary idle time when the vehicle is parked, automatically transitioning from engine power to JEMS power. This reduces fuel consumption while minimizing emissions and engine maintenance, according to the company. JEMS 4 Series supports the EEI Transportation Electrification Initiative.
"Altec is very pleased and honored to be recognized with the Green Award for this environmentally smart product," says Mark Greer, market manager for Altec. "We have worked hard to develop solutions our utility customers need to help meet their work practices and sustainability goals. JEMS products can also be applied to work trucks serving a variety of industries."
To learn more about Altec's JEMS hybrid-electric systems, visit altec.com.
About The Work Truck Show
The Work Truck Show, one of the top 100 trade shows in the U.S., brings together more than 11,000 truck fleet managers, dealers and equipment distributors annually. It features the newest vocational trucks, vans and equipment, a ride-and-drive, and opportunities to network with other work truck industry professionals on an exhibit floor covering more than 500,000 square feet, as well as a comprehensive educational conference.
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Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents nearly 1,800 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to the Association. NTEA provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show. The Association maintains its administrative headquarters in suburban Detroit and government relations offices in Washington, DC, and Ottawa, Ontario.