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Schneider adds more battery electric vehicles to its southern California fleet

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August 23, 2023

GREEN BAY – Schneider National Inc. (NYSE: SNDR), a multimodal transportation, intermodal and logistics services  provider, recently announced it is now running two Lonestar Specialty Vehicles battery-electric terminal tractors.

The additions – which increases the company’s total to 94 electric vehicles – Schneider Vice President of Equipment Engineering Jake VandeLoo,  said further advances the company’s commitment to lowering carbon emissions and expanding its electric fleet.

The Lonestar S22 terminal electric tractors (also known as yard spotters in the industry) – which replaced two diesel units – are used to move trailers at Schneider’s Rancho Cucamonga, California, cross-dock. 

Each tractor can run for a 24-hour period before needing to be recharged.

A full charge takes an estimated 90 minutes.

“Implementing these tractors is a massive achievement as we move toward operating zero-emission vehicles at scale,” VandeLoo said. “Adding the units is part of our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint.” 

The new tractors, VandeLoo said, will save an estimated 35 tons of CO2 per truck each year.

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