ORTLAND, Oregon loves bikes. Now, a small fleet of electric-assisted three-wheelers (trikes) are delivering coffee beans, beer, baked goods, bike parts, office supplies, hot tubs, etc. in 60-cubic-foot cargo boxes, each with a capacity of 600 pounds.
B-Line Sustainable Urban Delivery was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur FRANKLIN JONES. His company makes up to 150 deliveries a day, using a fleet of six trikes. Mr. Jones predicts this year’s revenue will reach $400,000 – some of which comes from advertising.