PGT Trucking has delivered its inaugural shipment of low-greenhouse gas (GHG) steel via electric vehicle from Nucor’s Brandenburg, Ky., plate mill to a nearby fabricator.
The Aliquippa, Pa.-based flatbed transportation company said its truck was a Nikola Class 8 battery-electric vehicle.
The three companies commemorated the first-ever shipment of low GHG intensity steel by a Class 8 zero-emissions truck at a ceremony and tour at Nucor’s Brandenburg plant.
“We are confident that these relationships will help guide PGT’s Future of Flatbed® initiatives, allowing us to reach our goal of a 35% reduction in emissions of our company-owned equipment by the year 2025,” Gregg Troian, PGT Trucking president, said in a statement on May 25.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor has installed charging stations at multiple mills, including Brandenburg, to enable the use of battery electric flatbed trucks, according to the release.
Al Behr, Nucor EVP of plate and structural products, noted that “this partnership with PGT and Nikola is just one example of the innovative ways Nucor is working to reduce its carbon emissions.”
It is estimated that a short-haul delivery made using this truck will reduce carbon emissions by 40% and create a 20% savings in energy costs, per trip, the release said.
By Ethan Bernard, firstname.lastname@example.org
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