Producers Dairy, a dairy processor and direct-to-store supplier, will soon add two Volvo VNR Class 8 electric trucks to its fleet of more than 300 trucks. The new Volvo e-trucks will service regional distribution routes from the company’s Fresno-based manufacturing facility to grocery stores in communities along the 40-mile stretch of Highway 99 from Selma to Madera, California. The Volvo VNR Electric trucks are the first commercial, battery-electric Class 8 trucks to be deployed in California’s Central Valley.
Volvo VNR Class 8 e-trucks
«Through the deployment of its first two Volvo VNR Electrics, Producers Dairy is truly leading by example on the path to a more environmentally friendly future, which is at the core of the company’s mission», said Peter Voorhoeve, president of Volvo Trucks North America. «Our team is grateful for the investment that our dealer partner, Affinity Truck Center, made in becoming the Central Valley’s first Volvo Trucks Certified Electric Vehicle Dealer to provide Producers Dairy and other customers in the region with premium support to maximize the uptime of their Volvo VNR Electric trucks».
A third-generation family business
Producers Dairy is a third-generation family business run by the Shehadey family. With a focus on nourishing lives, they prioritize the health of their community from the care of their cows to the sustainable delivery of their naturally produced dairy products.
«We are excited to integrate these first two Volvo VNR Electric trucks into our fleet as we work to reduce emissions on our local delivery routes», commented Scott Shehadey, president of Producers Dairy. «This investment in zero-tailpipe-emission technology aligns with our corporate mission to enhance the quality of people’s lives, and we are grateful to each of the organizations that supported us with today’s successful vehicle deployment, including Volvo Trucks, Affinity Truck Center, the California Air Resources Board (CARB), and AMPLY Power».