April 20, 2022
The trucking industry is evolving to embrace fleet sustainability in its many forms. Whether it’s utilizing clean alternative fuels to cut emissions, electrifying fleets, or strengthening the supply chain through strategies like smart vehicle maintenance and innovative technology, private and municipal fleets are increasingly deploying strategies that are both clean and cost-effective.
Penske Truck Leasing said on Monday it had ordered 750 all-electric Ford E-Transit cargo vans for its rental fleet. The decision to buy the vans came after successful pilot testing in Pennsylvania and are a response to customers seeking more sustainable rental options. The vehicles are expected to be available to customers in Southern California later this year, with the electric vans rolling out to other markets in phases.
In anticipation of Earth Day, Frito-Lay announced this week it will debut an initiative to include electric vehicles in its fleet this summer. The company will receive 40 electric trucks to deliver products in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The switch is expected to contribute to reducing the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 390 metric tons per year. […]