Multi-service transportation firm offering flatbed PGT Trucking has announced the purchase of their first Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle semi-truck, becoming the first flatbed trucking company to actively grow its fleet with zero-emissions equipment. PGT will immediately utilize the Nikola Tre BEV on a select customer account, primarily operating on local, dedicated routes. With the purchase of the Nikola Tre BEV, PGT is prepared to meet customer’s need for sustainable shipping solutions.PGT’s Future of Flatbed Fleet, which consists of the company’s most elite drivers, will be the first to drive the Nikola Tre BEV, working with PGT’s R&D Department, dedicated partners and customer representatives to haul flatbed loads in real world scenarios. The drivers were selected during an extensive application process and prepared for their roles by receiving advanced training on the equipment, attending product development meetings and participating in pilot programs.Previously, PGT signed a letter of intent to lease 100 Nikola Tre fuel cell electric vehicle trucks, and PGT’s R&D Department will help prepare for the full integration of these units into PGT’s fleet, which are anticipated to arrive later this year. With the addition of the new zero-emissions equipment, PGT is on track to reach its sustainability goal, reducing carbon emissions from its company-owned fleet by 35% by the year 2025.