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Range Energy and Dot Transportation Launch Pilot of Electric-Powered Trailer Platform for Largest Food Industry Redistributor in North America

Range Energy (Range), the company bringing powered trailers to the commercial trucking market, announced it has signed a pilot agreement with Dot Transportation, Inc. (DTI), the transportation affiliate of Dot Foods, the largest food industry redistributor in North America, to deploy the refrigerated version of Range’s electric-powered trailer. Range’s trailers will be evaluated for use within DTI’s fleet in the second half of this year.

The pilot roadmap will be established via a planning study that assesses operational factors such as suitable routes based on current operations, payload considerations, technical support, data sharing, and charging operations. The objective of the pilot is for DTI to evaluate the performance of Range’s electric-powered trailers as well as analyze key metrics, such as trailer availability and fuel savings, and produce a report evaluating a long-term electric-powered trailer model rollout strategy across DTI’s fleet of over 2,600 trailers.

“The continued adoption of electric equipment in existing commercial trucking operations signifies a pivotal moment in our journey towards industry-wide sustainable transportation solutions,” said Ali Javidan, CEO and founder, Range. “By deploying our innovative solution in Dot Foods’ fleets, we aim to showcase the efficiency, reliability, and environmental benefits of the refrigerated version of our electric-powered trailer. Together, we are poised to redefine the future of food redistribution logistics, driving towards cleaner and safer heavy transport operations.”

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“As the largest food industry redistributor in North America, Dot Foods and Dot Transportation are committed to pioneering innovative solutions that enhance both efficiency and environmental stewardship,” said Jeff Barry, Dot’s Director of Innovation. “Our partnership with Range Energy underscores our dedication to leveraging innovative technologies to drive positive change in commercial trucking operations in operating the best fleet in the industry.

This pilot program is one of several fleets that are in the testing phase of Range’s electric-powered trailers, including DB Schenker. Range also recently announced a collaboration with Thermo King to accelerate the commercialization of the refrigerated version of Range’s electric-powered trailer.

SOURCE: Businesswire

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