Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) has been selling its Freightliner eCascadia battery-electric semi-trucks to customers since 2022. Now the company is integrating the e-trucks into its own logistics operations.
DTNA will initially deploy four EVs into its logistics network, using them to pick up parts from various supplier locations in the Pacific Northwest and deliver them to the company’s consolidation center in Portland, from where they are then shipped to DTNA’s North American manufacturing plants and aftermarket parts distribution centers.
DTNA will charge the e-trucks at Electric Island, the heavy-duty electric truck charging site that the company and its utility partner opened in 2021 in Portland, Oregon. Daimler and Portland General Electric use the site to develop and test heavy-duty EV charging infrastructure.
“By integrating electric trucks into our inbound logistics network, we aim to reduce our environmental impact and contribute to a more sustainable future that goes beyond truck development and manufacturing,” said DTNA Senior VP Jeff Allen.
Source: Daimler Truck North America