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Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) is accelerating its transition to sustainable logistics operations by integrating more electric trucks into its fleet across various regions.

The company announced the deployment of its Freightliner eCascadia electric semi-trucks and eM2 electric box trucks to support logistics operations in North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Ohio, Michigan, and Saltillo, Mexico. These electric trucks are tasked with transporting components to manufacturing plants and parts distribution centers, marking a significant step toward reducing carbon emissions in the transportation sector.

DTNA’s senior vice-president of operations and specialty vehicles, Jeff Allen, emphasized the company’s commitment to sustainability, stating that the adoption of electric vehicles in their logistics network not only drives sustainability but also lays the groundwork for adaptable and robust electric logistics solutions.

DTNA’s strategy involves strategically aligning its regional logistics networks within a 250-mile radius of its manufacturing plants and distribution centers. This approach optimizes truck capacity and multi-stop schedules, enhancing logistics efficiency. The company leverages existing and planned charging infrastructure to support its electric fleet, ensuring reliable operations and scalability.

Moreover, DTNA aims to achieve carbon neutrality for all new products and services from direct suppliers in Europe, the United States, and Japan by 2039. The company has already made significant strides in reducing its environmental footprint, with its Portland Truck Manufacturing Plant achieving CO2-neutral production in 2020. DTNA plans to replicate this achievement across all its truck manufacturing plants by 2025.

The integration of electric vehicles into DTNA’s logistics network underscores the company’s commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. By embracing electric trucks, DTNA is not only driving operational efficiency but also contributing to a greener future for the transportation industry.