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Schneider becomes first major carrier to achieve 1 million zero-emission miles

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November 29, 2023

GREEN BAY – Schneider National’s, a multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, battery electric vehicle (BEV) fleet, has hit one million zero-emission miles of customer freight. 

Schneider currently operates one of the largest BEV fleets in North America at the company’s Southern California Intermodal Operations Center, featuring almost 100 Freightliner eCascadias and a charging depot about half the size of a football field. 

The South El Monte charging site features 16 350 kW dual-corded dispensers, allowing the carrier to charge 32 trucks simultaneously. 

The eCascadias achieve an 80% charge within 90 minutes and have a typical driving range of up to approximately 220 miles. 

The carrier’s first electric trucks began hauling customers’ freight in January. 

Since then, the fleet has grown to a total of 94 electric vehicles, including 92 battery electric trucks and two electric yard spotters. 

The eCascadias have avoided approximately 3.3 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions – the equivalent of removing more than 330 gas-powered passenger vehicles from the road for a year. 

“We are driven by our commitment to sustainability and innovation to be one of the first carriers to embrace electric as a powerful solution for hauling freight,” Schneider President/CEO Mark Rourke said. “We believe in a future where clean technology helps transform the way we move goods and reduces our environmental footprint while still delivering on our promises of efficiency and reliability for customers. This milestone is the first of many.” 

Schneider has already hauled for Goodyear and Frito-Lay North America.

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