DTNA delivers Freightliner eM2 trucks to PITT OHIO

DTNA delivers Freightliner eM2 trucks to PITT OHIO

The two Freightliner eM2 Class 7 trucks have 26-foot-long box bodies and will operate out of PITT OHIO's Cleveland, OH terminal.

Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) delivered its first battery-electric Freightliner eM2 trucks. The Freightliner eM2, manufactured at DTNA’s plant in Portland, Oregon, has since been distributed to customers across the country. PITT OHIO, a transportation, warehouse, and logistics services company, is the first to deploy the eM2.

The two Freightliner eM2 Class 7 trucks, which PITT OHIO is integrating into its fleet, have 26-foot-long box bodies that will operate out of PITT OHIO’s Cleveland terminal and support the company’s Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) freight shipping business, DTNA said.

“At DTNA, we’re dedicated to providing innovative, safe and reliable solutions that adapt to the changing needs of our customers,” David Carson, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Daimler Truck North America said. “The delivery of the eM2 is a testament to our ongoing commitment to our growing portfolio of zero-emissions vehicles. The eM2 builds on the success of our conventional M2 and extends its efficiency and versatility into the zero-emission vehicle space.”

DTNA’s electric lineup includes the Jouley, an all-electric bus from Thomas Built Bus, available since 2020, the FCCC MT50e walk-in van chassis for final mile delivery, available since 2021, and the Class 8 Freightliner eCascadia, available since 2022. In 2023, the company added the eM2, with a 180-mile typical range for Class 6 and 250 miles for Class 7, which DTNA says makes it ideal for pick-up and delivery customers who require an adaptable electric solution. Vocational innovation vehicles were introduced last year and are in use with customers.

DTNA said the eM2 sales process and delivery have been supported by Fyda Freightliner, a DTNA Elite Support certified dealership with seven locations, serving the Midwest which has supported PITT OHIO for the past 20 years.

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