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Orange EV Truck for AD for McDonald’s

September 1, 2017 in EVs, Fleet Order, yard trucks by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Anderson DuBose Deploys All-Electric Yard Truck for McDonald’s

Orange EV is talking up placement of one of its T-Series all-battery yard hostlers with Ohio’s Anderson DuBose and The Anderson DuBose Company – “the first 100% electric, Class 8 truck in the McDonald’s distribution network.”

The Orange EV T-Series electric yard truck moves McDonald’s dispatch trailers in a seven-day-a-week operation at the Anderson DuBose company’s distribution center in Rochester, N.Y.

The T-Series yard truck replaced a diesel predecessor at AD’s distribution center in Rochester, N.Y., Orange says. “Replacing a heavy-emitting diesel yard truck with pure-electric completely eliminates that vehicle’s emissions and diesel fuel consumption, an important step in the sustainability efforts of both Anderson DuBose and McDonald’s,” states a release.

Orange further reports that Anderson DuBose utilizes an environmental management system that meets ISO 14001:2004 certification standards, and each year sets aggressive sustainability targets to reduce electricity consumption, diesel fuel usage, and waste-to-landfill.

‘Supporting Its Customer’s Vision’

Switching to a 100% electric yard truck significantly reduces the company’s carbon footprint while also supporting its customer’s vision to “realize a food supply where people, animals and the planet thrive.”

The Anderson DuBose Company is prominent in the North American Logistics Council.

Moving to electric also provides a better working environment for employees with a truck that is smoother, cooler, quieter, and cleaner, Orange says. “I’ve heard nothing but great comments from the drivers,” Anderson DuBose Rochester GM Tom Hank says in the Orhange release.

Come Check It Out

“Orange EV’s truck is more comfortable and our operators really like the quiet and smooth operation,” he said. “Management is pleased that we can provide a safer and healthier working environment – the truck has no engine and no emissions.”

AD works with fellow members of the McDonald’s-backed North American Logistics Council to identify and share best practices. “Being the first to identify the Orange EV truck and work through the steps to on-board the vehicle enables us to be a resource for the other distributors,” Hank said.

“They can visit, observe truck operations, understand our design and business case, and hopefully deploy more trucks throughout the country.”

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Source: Orange EV with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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