Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on October 7th, 2010 at 11:22 am
After celebrating a successful first year in business back in April, B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery continues to help Portland businesses move their goods without burning fossil fuels.
According to an announcement made yesterday, B-Line has now teamed up with Eco Dry Cleaner to handle the majority of their downtown deliveries and customer pick-ups. The partnership means that Eco Dry Cleaner has replaced several of their delivery trucks with B-Lines cargo trikes (made by local builder Bill Stites) which can carry loads of up to 600 pounds.
Director of Sales for Eco Dry Cleaner, DJ Widmer says, "Partnering with B-Line’s trike delivery service makes perfect sense for us... With B-Line’s help, we can keep our delivery trucks off the road, which has a huge impact on both local air quality and on the amount of time we saving on parking and deliveries.”
B-Line founder Franklin Jones says his pedal-powered cargo trikes are simply, "the right tool" for businesses that need to get their products through high-traffic areas. Since B-Line launched back in April 2009, they've replaced an estimated 41,000 truck/van deliveries with 16,400 miles on their cargo trikes. Learn more about the company at BLinePDX.com.