Schneider hauls first battery-powered truck load for Frito-Lay North America

Schneider hauls first battery-powered truck load for Frito-Lay North America

Transportation supplier Schneider has hauled its first battery electrical car (BEV) supply for buyer Frito-Lay North America (FLNA) and says it should have 92 Freightliner eCascadia vehicles in its southern California intermodal operations by the tip of 2023, forming what it calls one in every of North America’s largest battery electrical fleets.

The preliminary BEV routes for FLNA are anticipated to provide an emissions discount of greater than 70% this yr, versus the identical shipments on diesel vehicles, which is equal to eliminating greater than 180,000 miles pushed by gasoline-powered passenger automobiles from the highway, in response to Wisconsin-based Schneider, a multimodal supplier of transportation, intermodal, and logistics companies.

Preliminary shipments on Schneider’s rising Freightliner eCascadia fleet will likely be intermodal inbound and outbound dray strikes in southern California, together with service to Frito-Lay’s Rancho Cucamonga distribution middle. 

Schneider says that BEVs are a vital part in its efforts to attain its sustainability objectives of decreasing CO2 per-mile emissions by 7.5% by 2025 and 60% by 2035. Schneider has already achieved greater than half of its 2025 aim by decreasing per-mile emissions by 5%, the corporate says.

This was additionally the first third-party BEV cargo for PepsiCo globally. “As we speak’s milestone cargo underscores the significance of cross-industry collaboration in constructing a extra sustainable meals system and reaching Frito-Lay and PepsiCo Optimistic’s aim of net-zero emissions by 2040,” PepsiCo Meals North America Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer David Allen mentioned in a launch. “As a firm with huge scale, Frito-Lay seems for alternatives to create optimistic change – however we won’t do it alone. By working with Schneider, we’re taking an essential step ahead in our efforts to scale back worth chain emissions and transfer our snack merchandise in a extra sustainable manner.”



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