Daimler Truck N.A. adds eCascadia trucks to its logistics fleet

Daimler Truck N.A. adds eCascadia trucks to its logistics fleet

These vehicles will be utilized to pick up parts from various supplier locations in the Pacific Northwest and deliver them to DTNA's consolidation center in Portland.

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) announced that it is integrating battery electric trucks into its own logistics operations. The company will deploy four Freightliner eCascadia battery electric trucks within its logistic network, which supports the company’s production and aftermarket operations across North America.

These vehicles will be utilized to pick up parts from various supplier locations in the Pacific Northwest and deliver them to DTNA’s consolidation center in Portland, DTNA said. From this consolidation center, the parts are then shipped to DTNA’s North American manufacturing plants and aftermarket parts distribution centers.

To address infrastructure challenges, DTNA will utilize “Electric Island,” the heavy-duty electric truck charging site it opened in 2021 in Portland, Ore.

“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 Jeff Allen, senior vice president of operations and specialty vehicles with DTNA. “Sustainability is a cornerstone of our corporate governance. We take the associated responsibility for our employees, for the environment and for society as a whole very seriously.”

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