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Sysco Plans to Deploy Up to 800 Electric Trucks by 2026

By Will Feuer

 

Foodservice distributor Sysco Corp. said it intends to buy and deploy up to nearly 800 electric trucks from Daimler Truck North America by 2026 as it seeks to hit its goal to electrify 35% of its U.S. fleet and reduce direct carbon emissions by almost 28% by 2030.

Sysco said the trucks will be the battery electric Freightliner eCascadia Class 8 tractors, and the first is expected to arrive at Sysco's Riverside, Calif., site later this year.

"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," Sysco Chief Supply Chain Officer Marie Robinson said.

 

Write to Will Feuer at Will.Feuer@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 19, 2022 08:55 ET (12:55 GMT)

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