The two new Volvo electric timber lorries are currently being built in Gothenburg and are expected to be ready for use later this summer.
Everyone involved will then share their experiences of running the electric lorries with others in the timber and rural haulage sectors.
Creel Maritime consultants will also monitor the use of the lorries.
Director Neil Stoddart said: “In terms of road haulage, the timber industry is pretty advanced in looking for solutions to decarbonise.
“This is a very exciting project but there are big challenges in running articulated lorries on electric power, mainly on cost grounds and infrastructure.
“This three-year trial will look into all these aspects and I’m keen to share as much detail on this with the industry.”