Sysco is the first organisation to take delivery of the new Freightliner eCascadia. The Class 8 full electric trucks are part of a large order placed in May of this year by major foodservice delivery firm Sysco. Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) will supply about 800 Freightliner eCascadia to Cisco by the end of 2026.
At the Daimler Vehicle North America (DTNA) Manufacturing Plant in Portland, Sysco’s first zeroemission Class 8 truck was given to Marie Robinson, Sysco’s EVP and chief supply chain officer. The first Freightliner eCascadia will be used in Sysco’s Riverside, California location, which will get additional eCascadias in the coming months.
“The Daimler Truck team has been a great partner to Sysco as we have worked to electrify our fleet and we’re thrilled to receive our first battery electric Freightliner eCascadia truck,” said Robinson. “This zeroemission tractor is powerful, quiet and importantly – very comfortable to drive. That means it’s not only good for the planet, but it will improve the driving experience for thousands of our delivery partners”.
“Sysco is proud to be leading the industry with our science-based climate goal to significantly reduce our direct emissions by 27.5%,” said Neil Russell, Sysco’s senior vice president of corporate affairs and chief communications officer. “Today is a major milestone in our climate journey as we work toward electrifying 35% of our U.S. fleet by 2030. Sharing the vision and responsibility with similarly-minded companies like Daimler Truck North America is crucial in moving toward a sustainable future.”
“Thanks to customers like Sysco, we are delivering a purposebuilt, zeroemission vehicle to the heavy-duty truck market that offers the durability, reliability and capability to meet our customers’ business and sustainability goals. The scalability of these trucks and the deep understanding of the integration into fleets will move the industry forward to a cleaner future and make the transformation of transportation a reality,” added David Carson, senior vice president, sales and marketing, DTNA. “The Freightliner eCascadia now rolling off the production line and into customers’ hands represents a historic moment for the entire industry.”