Touch a Truck Event in Port Newark

Touch a Truck event

Attend this "Touch a Truck" event to check out a display of electric vehicles (bus, cargo handlers and tractors) and equipment, as well as hear from vendors, user and officials. Learn more about how they work, where they are used and commitments to move the port faster towards zero emissions. Please RSVP below!

WHO: Coalition For Healthy Ports (CHP) Is Hosting A Port-Related Electric Vehicle Event

The Coalition consists of over 50 environmental, justice, community, faith and labor organizations. CHP is led by a steering committee who represent the coalition’s five constituencies – Clean Water Action, New Jersey Environmental Justice Alliance, Ironbound Community Corporation, GreenFaith, and International Brotherhoods of Teamsters-Port Division.

WHEN: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2019 AT 11 AM  (Please arrive early between 10:30 - 11 am to get through security at the gate)

WHERE: Red Hook Container Terminal - 138 Marsh Street, NEWARK, NJ

WHAT: Purpose of the event is to demonstrate that proven-to-work electric heavy-duty vehicles are available and in use at our marine/air ports and larger goods movement. Electric vehicle policies, funding and purchases by public agencies and private sector are on the rise.

Accelerating the electrification of the port and goods movement, especially for last leg deliver to nearby warehouses, distribution center and online buyers, will provide long needed relief for communities and workers who feel the adverse environmental, health and quality of life impacts of port diesel every day.

SPEAKERS: (tentative and partial list)

  • Coalition for Healthy Ports – Chair and leaders
  • NJ Department of Environmental Protection – Deputy Commissioner Debbie Mans
  • Port Authority of NY&NJ – Deputy Director, Port Division Bethann Rooney
  • BYD – electric heavy duty vehicle manufacturer

Volkswagen Settlement Fund Awardees:

  • Best Transportation
  • Hudson County Motors
  • Red Hook Container Terminal

Tentative list of electric powered equipment on display:

  • BYD Drayage Truck Day Cab
  • BYD Yard Tractor
  • Motiv F59 Step Van
  • Free Wire Technologies Mobi charging station
  • PANYNJ electric car
  • Proterra Bus in service as airport shuttle