NFI to test electric heavy-duty trucks in California

Cherry Hill-based supply chain solutions company NFI is adding 10 new electric heavy-duty trucks to its operations in a partnership with Daimler Trucks North America, it said recently.

NFI will use the Freightliner eCascadia electric vehicles in its drayage operations from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to California’s Inland Empire, it said in a news release this week.

DTNA premiered the truck as part of its Freightliner Electric Innovation Fleet this month. NFI will test the vehicles under real-world operating conditions, providing insight in terms of integrating electric vehicles into its operations, it said.

“Social responsibility is a core value at NFI, and our collaboration with DTNA exhibits our shared commitment to innovation and sustainability,” NFI CEO Sid Brown said in a prepared statement. “NFI strives to continually invest in new, innovative technology that can help improve the impact that NFI and its customers (have) on the environment. We look forward to further partnering and supporting the California ports and their efforts to improve sustainability and create a cleaner community.”

DTNA and Freightliner are headquartered in Oregon.

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