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RoadOne First to Initiate Electric Truck Pilot at the Port of Baltimore

[ July 27, 2022   //   ]

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution, and logistics services company, announces the launch of its national sustainability initiative with an electric truck pilot with IKEA, A top 20 U.S. importer, the Port of Baltimore and Nikola Corporation. RoadOne is committed to environmentally friendly logistics and drayage practices through innovation and first to market green logistics solutions.

RoadOne is the first company at the Port of Baltimore to engage in an electric truck pilot, and is one of the first on the U.S. East Coast. This green initiative is projected to remove 11,000 gallons of diesel fuel per truck and its emissions over a one-year period. This is the first of many climate friendly projects from RoadOne.

This initiative represents a strong collaborative effort between RoadOne, IKEA, the Port of Baltimore, and Nikola Corporation, the electric truck manufacturer. The Port of Baltimore has been an extremely positive partner in supporting the infrastructure needs of RoadOne electric trucks.

“We’re committed to offsetting the environmental impacts from port operations with green projects that meet our stewardship goals and provide community benefits. The introduction of electric trucks at the Port of Baltimore will reduce diesel emissions improving air quality for the port and adjacent communities,” said William P. Doyle, Executive Director, Maryland Port Administration. “We’ve found a good partner in RoadOne and are pleased to further our environmental goals with them.”

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