US Foods announces initial delivery of battery-electric trucks

US Foods announces initial delivery of battery-electric trucks

US Foods, one of the largest foodservice distributors in the US, has received the company’s first battery-electric powered Freightliner eCascadia semi-truck at its La Mirada, California distribution centre.

US Foods joins other companies that have purchased Freightliner eCascadias. Meijer, Walmart, Sysco, and Schneider are among the companies using the Freightliner EV semis, which debuted in May 2022.

“At US Foods, we are committed to reducing our absolute Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 32.5 percent by 2032, and the deployment of our first zero-emission trucks is a critical step in our long-range plans to achieve this commitment,” said Dan Bennett, vice president of fleet and sustainability at US Foods. “Our ongoing investment in alternative fuel vehicles is a testament to our dedication to reducing the environmental footprint of our growing fleet. We are thrilled to celebrate this meaningful milestone as we continue to increase the sustainability of our operations.”

US Foods expects to eventually deployed 30 electric semi-trucks at its La Mirada, California, distribution centre. The company expects to receive the remainder of its order this year.

The company is working with NextEra to build charging infrastructure at its La Mirada distribution centre, which will be powered through Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready Transport Program.

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