ConMet, Penske Logistics making zero-emissions refrigerated deliveries


Penske Logistics is the primary third-party logistics supplier to make use of a brand new zero-emissions refrigerated tractor-trailer mixture from Freightliner and ConMet eMobility.

The Freightliner eCascadia electrical tractor was paired with a trailer that’s cooled by the nMotion TR 160-45 electrical standby trailer refrigeration unit (TRU) run by ConMet eMobility’s PreSet Plus eHub.

ConMet tractor-trailer
(Picture: ConMet)

The ConMet PreSet Plus eHub generates energy for the reefer when the automobile is transferring, the corporate stated in a launch.

The tractor-trailer mixture was deployed in February 2023 on a retail supply route in Southern California. It covers 160 miles (256 km) every journey, with eight supply stops, and has persistently seen 100% electrical TRU run time, ConMet introduced. The mix has made greater than 125 journeys protecting greater than 20,000 miles (32,000 km) and a pair of,500 hours of TRU run time.

“The pilot has been performing properly and our buyer is worked up about conducting direct retailer zero-emissions tailpipe deliveries each day,” stated Jeff Jackson, government vice-president, devoted contract carriage with Penske Logistics.  

“We’re dedicated to creating new applied sciences that help every fleet’s operational wants and electrification technique, in addition to offering the instruments and buyer care wanted to efficiently combine these new applied sciences into each day operations,” added Marc Trahand, vice-president and basic supervisor of ConMet eMobility. “We look ahead to continued success with Penske Logistics and different fleets as we work collectively to impress the trade.” 


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