The first eTug units have been delivered to Menzies and are now in successful operation at Seatac and LAX.
In their pursuit of a more environmentally friendly and economical tow tractor, Menzies turned to Tacoma-based eTug LLC, a company specializing in electric tow tractors that are charged via a readily available 110V outlet, thus eliminating the costly charging stations required by its competitors.
When asked about their performance and ease of use, Frank Dobbelsteijn, VP of Menzies’ West Coast operations, said: "eTugs fit our initiative for better, safer equipment that help us fulfill our service standards with the added benefit of being eco-friendly, we feel this will give us an edge over our competition and is in line with our corporate conscience.” In addition, Dobbelsteijn mentioned that these first tugs will be used for Menzies’ contract with Virgin America, Virgin Australia and JetBlue, companies well known for their “green” efforts.
With the purchase of eTugs, Menzies joins an ever-growing number of companies that truly understand the need to go green and to save money in the process, which is another important factor in these tough economic times.
eTug LLC will be attending this years’ Aviation Expo in Las Vegas, March 10th-12th, 2009 (booth 240), which provides a wonderful opportunity to take a closer look at this innovative vehicle and to learn more about the company and available finance options.