One Energy Enterprises Inc. and Ohio Logistics Ltd., a warehousing, distribution, and transportation services provider, recently announced an extension of a collaborative project focused on exploring commercial-ready electric semi-truck technologies.
Over recent weeks, the two companies have been testing an electric shuttle truck and an electric semi-truck. According to a statement from the two companies, these tests are being used to gather insights into how different electric trucks compare with diesel counterparts in performance and efficiency in a range of logistics roles.
One Energy supported the testing with the installation of charging infrastructure and equipment, and it provided the power required for the tests. The vehicles currently under trial include an Orange EV e-TRIEVER heavy-duty yard truck, designed for short-distance yard service, and a Freightliner eCascadia, designed for medium-range service. Access to the trucks was made available with the support of Penske, according to the statement.
Both models are being charged on One Energy’s corporate campus in Findlay, Ohio. The Orange EV e-TRIEVER operates locally between Ohio Logistics’ distribution centers in Findlay and is being charged using a specialized 22KW charger that is exclusive to its model. In contrast, the eCascadia is being charged with an ABB Terra 180KW charger and has been operating on local and regional routes, traveling as far as 100 miles to destinations like Columbus, Ohio
“The trucking industry is evolving, and Ohio Logistics is excited to be at the forefront of the electrification trend,” said Chuck Bills, CEO, of Ohio Logistics. “Through these trials, our understanding of electric truck operations has expanded considerably."
Man who rescued trucker receives medal for heroism
A 25-year-old western Pennsylvania man is the recipient of a prestigious honor for rescuing a truck driver after his tractor-trailer crashed a year ago.
David Duffey or Midway, Pennsylvania recently received the Carnegie Medal for pulling 56-year-old Shaune Moore from his truck after it crashed on Oct. 16 of last year. The honor includes a monetary award.
Duffey witnessed Moore's tractor-trailer veer off the road, strike a guardrail, a concrete barrier, and an overpass and overturn. Duffey ran to the truck, entered through the passenger-side window, and pulled Moore to safety. Another motorist stopped and helped Duffey move Moore away from the over-turned rig just as it exploded and burst into flames.
The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission awards the Carnegie Medal to people throughout North America who risk their own safety to rescue those who are in danger and is considered the highest civilian honor for heroism.