CTE Newsletter: February 2024

February 28, 2024

From the Director's Desk

Over the past decade, CTE has provided deployment support and/or transition planning assistance to more than 120 transit agencies that have either deployed, or will soon deploy, nearly 1,000 zero-emission buses (ZEBs). We are proud of the pivotal role CTE and our members have played in transit as we work together to ensure it is the first major vehicle market to make the full transition to zero emissions. Our collective experience in the transit market is now guiding our approach to other major vehicle markets as they look to transition to zero emissions.

In 2023 CTE established the One-on-One Trucks event as a sister event to our highly successful One-on-One Transit event.  This event is designed to help support operators of Class 6-8 trucking fleets in successfully deploying zero-emission trucks. We focus on lessons from the transit market that include optimizing heavy-duty operations, best practices for fleet transition planning, managing battery health, ensuring charging interoperability, future-proofing depot design, safety standards, hydrogen fueling, and workforce development, among many others.  

The One-on-One speed-networking event convenes 25 trucking fleets with leading technology providers in three days of small group discussions and casual networking events. We are excited to host Amazon, Maersk, Benore Logistics, Norfolk Southern, and Coca-Cola among other fleets in our hometown of Atlanta, Georgia this March 27-29th. Through generous sponsorships from leading zero-emission technology suppliers like our keystone sponsors Heliox and Hyundai, CTE provides the event at no cost to our fleet attendees.

This year’s One-on-One Trucks will focus on southeastern freight electrification opportunities with a nod towards initiatives at the Ports of Savannah and Charleston.  The event will kick-off with remarks from Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols, and a panel featuring the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE), representatives from EPA’s Clean Ports Program, and managers from the Ports of Savannah and Charleston. We have a handful of remaining seats for additional fleets and sponsor-suppliers looking to get engaged in the rapidly expanding electric truck space.

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