LONG BEACH, Calif. (February 21, 2023) – WattEV, a Long Beach-based electric trucking and charging infrastructure company, today announced its partnership with Uber Freight, a leading logistics platform for shippers and carriers, and CHEP, a global leader in supply chain solutions operated through pooled pallets and containers.
This collaboration will leverage the Uber Freight digital freight network to connect shippers like CHEP to WattEV’s electric heavy-duty transportation platform, starting in Southern California with plans to grow nationwide.
“Our business relies on heavy-duty road transport, which is one of the biggest challenges to transition our value chain to net-zero emissions by 2040, CHEP's long-term decarbonization goal,” said Marisa Sánchez Urrea, Director of Global Supply Chain Decarbonization at Brambles, CHEP’s parent company.
“This first electric truck pilot in the U.S., in partnership with Uber Freight and WattEV, is a step in the right direction as we move towards a net positive impact. We are proud to partner with our carriers and our customers as we together scale up electrification opportunities and deliver on our shared decarbonization goals,” Sánchez Urrea said.
Launched in May 2017, Uber Freight combines one of the largest networks of digitally-enabled carriers with industry-leading logistics technology and transportation services. Uber Freight has built one of the world's largest and most comprehensive managed transportation networks to optimize every aspect of supply chain and logistics processes.
“We are proud to be the zero emission transport solution of choice for Uber Freight and their customers,” said Salim Youssefzadeh, CEO of WattEV. “Combining our transport business and our Truck-as-a-Service model, we are able to use Uber Freight’s digital platform to serve the shippers and their customers with our zero-emission truck routes and services.”
WattEV is building a nationwide network of heavy-duty charging facilities, starting in Southern California, that will serve fleets of electric trucks, and has been in testing with several shippers and carriers along major freight corridors. Expanding services through this partnership, routes are being developed from the Port of Long Beach to the Inland Empire and Central Valley, and will be expanded to Northern California and Arizona.
“Electric trucks are finally here, and we’re proud to partner with WattEV to offer Uber Freight shippers even more ways to move freight more sustainably,” said Uber Freight Head of Sustainability, Illina Frankiv. “Electric trucks will have a profound impact on logistics, and we’re excited to build the technology platform to enable their seamless integration into supply chains.”
About WattEV WattEV’s mission is to accelerate the transition of U.S. trucking transport to zero emissions. Using a combination of business and technology innovations, WattEV creates charging infrastructure and data-driven workflow that provide truckers and fleet operators the lowest total cost of ownership. WattEV’s goal is to put 12,000 heavy-duty electric trucks on California roads by the end of 2030, exceeding existing forecasts. More information is available online at www.WattEV.com.
About Uber Freight
Uber Freight is a logistics platform that is reshaping global logistics for shippers and carriers of all sizes. Backed by a suite of logistics solutions and services grounded in innovative marketplace technology, Uber Freight transforms entrenched practices around pricing and booking freight and brings unprecedented reliability, flexibility and transparency to the movement of goods. With over $17 billion FUM, Uber Freight has built one of the world’s most comprehensive logistics networks consisting of over 130,000 digitally-enabled carriers and thousands of shippers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, including AB Inbev, Nestle, LG, Land O’Lakes and many more. For more, visit www.uberfreight.com.
About CHEP CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on Earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain, and the world’s biggest brands trust CHEP to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the sharing and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 11,500 people and believes in the power of collective intelligence through diversity, inclusion and teamwork. CHEP owns approximately 345 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 750 service centers, supporting more than 500,000 customer touchpoints for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in approximately 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe.
For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com.
For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com.
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