Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. announced it is investing more than $14.7 million in new vehicles for line crews and other front-line service employees across its Ohio Edison territory.
Ohio Edison will get 106 new vehicles for its fleet, replacing many vehicles more than a decade old. Ohio Edison maintains a fleet of about 1,500 vehicles.
“The new trucks contain advanced technology that includes enhanced hydraulics to better handle heavy materials and more robust lighting to help create a safer work area during night-time operations,” said David Karafa, regional president of Ohio Edison. “These new vehicles also are better for the environment since they are more fuel-efficient, some with near zero emissions.”
The new vehicles are part of an overall $110 million investment in vehicles by FirstEnergy.