The very first Freightliner eCascadia were delivered to Sysco early in November. The Class 8 full electric trucks are part of a huge order placed by leading foodservice distribution company Sysco back in May, this year. About 800 Freightliner eCascadia will be delivered to Cisco by Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) by the end of 2026.
Where the Freightliner eCascadia are expected to operate
Sysco’s first zero emission Class 8 truck was presented to Marie Robinson, Sysco’s EVP and chief supply chain officer at the Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) Manufacturing Plant in Portland. The company’s first Freightliner eCascadia is expected to operate in Sysco’s Riverside, California site, which will receive 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”.
“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.”