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Girteka Logistics places order for new Tesla electric truck

LBR Staff Writer Published 20 November 2017

European full truckload (FTL) firm Girteka Logistics has placed an order for new Tesla electric truck, as part of its efforts to reduce pollution and deploy an advanced technology.

Tesla’s new Semi truck includes four independent motors on rear axles and an advanced autopilot that helps to avoid collisions, as well as centered driver position that offers maximum visibility and control.

The new truck is a fully electric class 8 truck, which features automatic braking, lane tracking and nuclear explosion-proof glass for the windshield.

Separately, J.B. Hunt Transport Services has also ordered for multiple Tesla Semi tractors, which will be deployed at its intermodal and dedicated contract services divisions to support operations on the West Coast.

Tesla has unveiled the new Semi tractors at an event on November 16.

J.B. Hunt is investing in the new technology to meet the needs of an evolving supply chain and introduce new technology for its customers and employees.

J.B. Hunt president and CEO John Roberts said: “Reserving Tesla trucks marks an important step in our efforts to implement industry-changing technology.”

Girteka Logistics CEO Edvardas Liachovicius said: "Girteka Logistics want to be the greenest transportation company available, and electric trucks are the future.”

Girteka Logistics operates around 4.000 trucks and 4.500 trailers in Europe, Scandinavia and CIS/Russia. It delivers more than 300.000 full truck loads per annum.

J.B. Hunt offers supply chain solutions for different customers across North America. Its services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single source, final mile and others.

Image: Girteka Logistics to buy Tesla new truck. Photo: courtesy of Girteka Logistics.