Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

DHL Supply Chain orders ten Tesla trucks

DHL Supply Chain has placed an order for ten Tesla Electric Class 8 Semi Trucks which are due to be delivered in 2019.

The trucks will be used in the US for shuttle deliveries and same-day customer deliveries, and will be tested for mileage efficiency on longer runs from major markets to other DHL operations across the country.

“At DHL Supply Chain, we’re always thinking beyond today’s shipment – whether that be thinking about tomorrow, next month or two years from now when these trucks become available,” said Jim Monkmeyer, president of transport at DHL Supply Chain North America.

“This is a revolutionary approach to trucking, and we want to be a part of it for our customers, for our employees and for our industry.”