4 Gen Logistics Takes Stride Toward 100% Zero-Tailpipe Emissions Drayage Fleet by 2025
Long Beach, Calif., November 2, 2023 – 4 Gen Logistics, a trailblazer in sustainable logistics solutions, is making remarkable progress towards its commitment to operating a 100% zero-tailpipe emissions drayage fleet by 2025. The company is excited to announce the launch of construction for the first phase of its ambitious project, involving the installation of 60 cutting-edge 350 kW chargers at its Port of Long Beach facility. In each stage, 30 chargers will be installed, symbolizing a pivotal step towards a cleaner, greener future for the logistics industry.
In collaboration with Electrify America, the largest open network of DC fast chargers in the U.S., the first phase of the project has started construction and is projected to be completed by the first quarter of 2024. As part of Electrify America’s $25 million “Green City” investment, the thirty 350 kW dispensers provide a tailored charging solution in support of 4 Gen’s growing fleet of 65 zero-tailpipe emissions class 8 drayage trucks – many already in active service, with additional trucks to be delivered from November 2023 through January 2024.
David Duncan, the visionary owner of 4 Gen, expressed his pride in the company’s mission, stating, “We are proud of our goal to be the first large fleet to operate a 100% zero-tailpipe emissions fleet ten years before it is required because it is the right thing to do, with our employee drivers in full support of this historic transformation.”
As an essential part of the company’s sustainable vision, 4 Gen Logistics, along with Electrify America, is nearing the completion of a 14-charger station in Rialto, California, and planning phase two, which will bring the Rialto location to 30 350 kW chargers. In complement to the Port of Long Beach charging station, the Rialto charging station will serve drayage trucks traveling to and from the Ports Complex. Ultimately, 4 Gen intends to have a total of 90 high-speed charging stations in operation between the two facilities, cementing its commitment to environmental sustainability.
4 Gen Logistics and Electrify America are driving change in the logistics industry, setting the stage for a future where zero-tailpipe emissions drayage fleets are not only possible but practical. This monumental project will be a beacon of hope for cleaner and more sustainable transportation solutions, benefiting our environment and the communities we serve.
About 4 Gen Logistics:
4 Gen Logistics is the sister company of Duncan and Son Lines, an 80-year-old forward-thinking logistics company committed to reducing its carbon footprint and leading the industry towards a more sustainable future. With 4 Gen’s clear vision to operate a 100% zero-tailpipe emissions drayage fleet by 2025, they are taking bold steps to revolutionize the way goods are transported while protecting the fragile environment. 4 Gen Logistics operates in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, servicing California and its border states.
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About Electrify America
Electrify America LLC, the largest open DC fast charging network in the U.S., is investing more than $2 billion in Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure, and access. The investment will enable millions of Americans to discover the benefits of electric driving and support the build-out of a nationwide network of ultra-fast community and highway chargers that are convenient and reliable. Electrify America currently operates in 47 states and the District of Columbia, supporting increased ZEV adoption with a network that is comprehensive, technologically advanced and customer friendly.
Electrify America’s Electrify Home® offers home charging solutions for consumers with flexible installation options. Electrify Commercial® provides expert solutions for businesses looking to develop electric vehicle charging programs.
The above photo of five individuals, from left to right: Robert Barrosa, CEO of Electrify America, David Duncan, Owner of 4 Gen Logistics, Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson, Bonnie Lowenthal, Port of Long Beach Harbor Commissioner, Noel Hacegaba, COO Port of Long Beach