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Frito-Lay makes its first third-party EV shipment

Frito-Lay, a subsidiary of PepsiCo,has announced completion of its first third-party EV shipment with trucking and logistics company Schneider National. Frito-Lay is the first company to contract transport on Schneider’s fleet of electric Freightliner eCascadias. “By working with Schneider, we are taking an important step forward in our efforts to reduce value-chain emissions and move… Read more »

Food distribution giant Sysco unveils state-of-the-art EV charging hub

Food distribution giant Sysco (NYSE: SYY) has unveiled plans for the Riverside Electric Vehicle Hub, which will transform the company’s distribution center into the focal point of its electrified fleet. Currently, Sysco operates 11 Freightliner eCascadia electric tractors at its Riverside, California facility, and expects to have 20 in operation this year. In 2021, Sysco… Read more »

NFI to deploy 50 more Class 8 electric trucks in California

Supply chain solution provider NFI Industries is expanding its fleet of Class 8 battery-electric trucks in Southern California as part of the Joint Electric Truck Scaling Initiative (JETSI) project. NFI will operate 30 Freightliner eCascadias and 20 Volvo VNR Electric trucks from its Ontario, California, warehouse facility to support its port drayage services. “NFI has… Read more »

Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing orders 200 Freightliner electric trucks

Velocity Truck Rental & Leasing, a division of Velocity Vehicle Group, is adding 200 Daimler electric trucks to its commercial truck rental and full-service truck leasing business: 125 Class 8 Freightliner eCascadias and 75 Class 6 and 7 Freightliner eM2s. Velocity says the eCascadia is suitable for short-haul and last-mile delivery routes, while the eM2… Read more »

California logistics firm to add nearly 100 Freightliner electric trucks to its fleet

Logistics company Schneider has ordered nearly 100 Class 8 electric trucks for its intermodal operations in Southern California.  After the first order of 62 Freightliner Cascadias, manufactured by Daimler Truck North America (DTNA), Scheider’s second order of 30 additional units brings the total to 92 Class 8 EVs. According to the company, electric trucks are… Read more »

Retailer Meijer demonstrates Freightliner electric Class 8 trucks in frigid Michigan winter

Meijer, a Michigan-based retailer with 499 stores in six Midwestern states, operates a fleet of 250 semitrucks. The company has deployed two Freightliner eCascadia electric semitrucks, and is tracking their performance in a cold-weather environment as part of a DOE-funded project. The two semis will operate out of the retailer’s Lansing Distribution Center, which is… Read more »

Logistics firm Schneider to add 100 Class 8 electric trucks to its fleet

Schneider, a provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, says it will soon begin taking delivery of nearly 100 Class 8 battery-electric vehicles at its intermodal operations in Southern California. The company’s first Freightliner eCascadia, manufactured by Daimler in Portland, Oregon, is set to roll off the line. Schneider plans to acquire an additional 30… Read more »

Amazon to invest a billion euros to electrify its fleet in Europe

Amazon is moving full speed ahead to electrify its European vehicle fleet. The delivery diva will invest a billion euros ($975 million) over the next five years in electric vans, trucks and low-emission package hubs in Europe. Amazon said the plan is to expand its electric van fleet in Europe from the current 3,000 vehicles… Read more »

Logistics operator Pride Group orders 250 Freightliner electric trucks

Pride Group Enterprises, a North American logistics operator, has ordered 250 heavy-duty electric trucks from Daimler Truck’s Freightliner brand. The order includes 200 eCascadia and 50 eM2s trucks. Deliveries are to begin in mid-2023. Pride Group Enterprises will offer the new e-trucks for short- and long-term rental through TPine Truck Rental in both the US… Read more »

California project deploys 100 electric regional haul and drayage trucks

Regional haul and drayage trucks, which transfer loads to and from ports, warehouses and logistics hubs, are a perfect use case for EVs, and present opportunities for dramatic emissions reductions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District, along with other state agencies, has announced a project to deploy 100 battery-electric regional haul and drayage trucks… Read more »