800 e-trucks by 2026
Manufacturer Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) and US food distributor Sysco have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to deliver up to nearly 800 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors by 2026. The first eCascadia delivery is expected to arrive at Sysco’s Riverside, California site later this year.
Sysco aims to power more of its tractor fleet with alternative fuels, and the deployment of Freightliner eCascadias along with refrigerated trailers will play a significant role in achieving its goal to electrify 35% of its US fleet by 2030.
With more than 58,000 associates, the company operates 343 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 650,000 customer locations. (ben)