Briefly: PITT OHIO adds 2 electric Freightliners to Cleveland fleet

Freightliner electric box truck

PITT OHIO has announced the addition of two Class 7 Freightliner electric box trucks to its Cleveland, Ohio fleet. The 26-foot battery electric eM2 box trucks will be operated out of PITT OHIO’s Cleveland terminal as part of its LTL freight shipping business.

The charger is part of PITT OHIO’s overall electrical system, which includes their patented renewable energy microgrid that is powered by on-site solar and wind.

The Freightliner eM2 features 255 continuous horsepower and a 250-mile range. Perfectly designed for local and regional delivery routes in the greater Cleveland area, the emissions-free and highly maneuverable Class 7 trucks have 291 kWh battery capacity and can be recharged at PITT OHIO’s facility in Parma, Ohio within 60 minutes time (80%).

Morgan Truck Body collaborated with PITT OHIO to provide an innovative lightweight body utilizing structural composite foam core panel walls, an aluminum subframe, and an encapsulated hardwood floor with an anti-slip surface. The body is up to 40% lighter than traditional truck bodies to

increase available payload capacity.

"We are pleased to support PITT OHIO's sustainability efforts with our Freightliner eM2 Class 7 electric trucks. We are committed to delivering innovative, safe and reliable solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. This collaboration represents a shared vision for a greener future in the logistics industry and is an important step toward our common goal of achieving cleaner global supply chains," said David Carson, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing at Daimler Truck North America.

Minnesota trucking company destroyed by fire

A small trucking. company near St. Joseph, Minnesota was destroyed by fire Tuesday afternoon, March 12.

Huls Bros Trucking was destroyed when one of eight semi-trucks caught fire.

The company's shop and the eight trucks were destroyed.

The fire remains under investigation.

St. Joseph is located about 70 miles northwest of Minneapolis.


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