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DNTA to rely on its own electric trucks in logistics

The new electric trucks will pick up parts from various regional suppliers and deliver them to DTNA’s consolidation centre in Portland, Oregon. The company already runs the ‘Electric Island’ there, a truck charging site that opened in 2021. The eCascadia is also built in Portland.

Daimler’s US brand Freightliner launched the eCascadia in 2022. The battery-electric truck is a Class 8 semitrailer tractor. Customers can choose between three battery options for up to 230 miles or 370 kilometres. Its most recent customer, Reyes Coca-Cola bottling, received 20 semis this week.

For becoming a client, DNTA says, deploying its trucks in the inbound logistics network demonstrated their potential within the company’s own fleet.

“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,” added Jeff Allen, Senior VP of operations and specialty vehicles of DTNA.

Daimler Truck North America has headquarters in Portland and comprises the Freightliner, Western Star, and Thomas Built Buses brands. DNTA is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG.

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