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Shaping The Electric Vehicle Future For Trucking And Logistics

A Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle.
Johnny Jaffe
A Nikola Tre battery-electric vehicle.

How will electric vehicle infrastructure develop for the trucking and logistics businesses here in Chattanooga and across the tri-state area just a few years down the road?

Decision makers and community leaders will gather next week to tackle that question at this year’s State of Freight Forum - presented by Thrive Regional Partnership and sponsored by EPB - on Tuesday at Bridge Innovate in Rossville, Georgia.

Rhett Bentley is strategic communications director at Thrive - and Shannon Millsaps is the nonprofit’s director of transportation and infrastructure.

Jake Battles is vice president of business development and sales for REPOWR, a digital community and network marketplace that helps transportation firms to efficiently source their equipment capacity.

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