Global foodservice distribution company, Sysco Corporation, has announced a Letter of Intent to deploy up to 800 battery electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors.
The first eCascadia delivery is expected to arrive at Sysco’s Riverside, California site later this year with the order expected to be completed by 2026
“Sysco is committed to making meaningful investments to support achievement of our climate goals, including those that encourage the development of electric tractors and trailers,” said Marie Robinson, Sysco EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer in a statement.
“We are eager to partner with a like-minded industry leader like Daimler Truck North America to deploy battery electric trucks nationwide,” she said.
“This investment shows our commitment to sustainability and growing responsibly and will ultimately help us meet our goal of reducing our direct carbon emissions by 27.5 per cent by 2030.”
Sysco aims to power more of its truck fleet with alternative fuels, and the deployment of Freightliner eCascadias along with refrigerated trailers will play a significant role in achieving its science-based climate goal to electrify 35 per cent of its US fleet by 2030.
Sysco Riverside continues to build its charging infrastructure to support additional battery electric truck deployments, including additional solar capacity.
Daimler Truck North America engineers, manufactures and sells zero-emission trucks that provide efficient, reliable and innovative transportation solutions for fleet companies, while benefiting the environment.
The company recently unveiled its all-electric Freightliner eCascadia at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California.
The industry-leading Detroit Assurance suite of safety systems comes standard with the eCascadia to benefit fleets, drivers and fellow motorists with enhanced on-road safety.
“At Daimler Truck North America, we are proud to enter into a new era of sustainable, safe and efficient commercial transportation with our friends at Sysco,” said DTNA SVP, Sales and Marketing, David Carson.
“Industry transformation requires leadership and collaboration, and a shared vision for the future of the supply chain. Together we are sustaining our mutual momentum toward a brighter future for us all.”
Sysco and DTNA in the joint statement announced that they were protecting the people and communities they serve by innovating and transforming the way the industry does business.