Schneiderís first battery electric truck arrives in Southern California
January 19, 2023
Schneider's first of its new battery electric vehicles (BEVs) has arrived in
The delivery of the first of almost 100 Freightliner eCascadias Schneider will
receive from Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) is a highly anticipated moment
for the carrier. Schneider anticipates the BEVs will be fully operational by the
end of 2023, positioning the company to become one of the largest battery
electric truck fleets in North America.
The eCascadias will join Schneiderís Southern California Intermodal operations.
To power the BEVs, Schneider is constructing 16 charging stations.
The company looks forward to offering its customers the option to use a cleaner
mode of shipping Ė pairing electric trucks with intermodal services results in a
method of freight transportation with extremely low carbon emissions.
The eCascadias have the potential to avoid over 81,000 pounds of carbon dioxide
emissions per day. Over the course of a year, that is equivalent to removing
2,400 gas-powered cars from the road.
electric trucks are a crucial component in Schneiderís efforts to reach its
sustainability goals of reducing CO2 per-mile emissions by 7.5% by 2025 and 60%
by 2035. Schneider has already achieved more than half of its 2025 goal by
reducing per-mile emissions by 5%. Battery electric trucks will help move the
company even further toward these goals.
Schneider has long been committed to improving the sustainability of freight
transportation. The company is regularly recognized by third parties and
customers for those efforts. For example, Schneider has received the SmartWay
Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) every year since
the awardís inception. It was also awarded the PepsiCo Asset Sustainability
Carrier of the Year in 2021 due to more than 20 years of service and actionable
sustainability commitments in support of the international food and beverage
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