TITAN Freight Systems, a less-than-truckload carrier headquartered in Portland, Oregon, plans to add three battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 trucks to its fleet by the end of the year. The trucks will be manufactured at Daimler Truck North America’s Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant, and delivered by Premier Truck Group of Portland.
The new Freightliner eM2 medium-duty electric box trucks will provide deliveries to businesses throughout the Portland Metropolitan area. To power the electric fleet, six Detroit eFill commercial charging stations have been installed at TITAN’s depot.
In 2019, TITAN began working with DTNA’s Electric Mobility Group to design the infrastructure that would be required to electrify its fleet. In 2021, TITAN was awarded an Oregon Diesel Emissions Mitigation Grant to replace six diesel trucks with new Freightliner EVs. Portland General Electric provided technical analysis and its Make-Ready fleet partner incentives to assist with charging infrastructure design and costs.
In spring 2023, the Portland Bureau of Transportation was awarded nearly $2 million through the DOT’s SMART Grants program. This funding is intended to enable Portland to pilot a zero-emission delivery zone. TITAN’s fleet of electric trucks will help to facilitate emission-free deliveries within this 16-square-block area in downtown Portland.
“These heavy-duty electric trucks are a natural evolution in our journey to be a carbon-neutral transportation company,” said Keith Wilson, President and CEO of TITAN Freight Systems. “We now have a new zero-emission, lower-operating-cost tool to help us get closer to realizing our sustainability goals.”
Source: TITAN Freight Systems