Transforming the Future of Foodservice Delivery: Sysco Receives First Battery Electric Freightliner eCascadia
HOUSTON, Texas, PORTLAND, Ore. – (Nov. 11, 2022) – Today,Sysco Corporation (NYSE: SYY), the leading global foodservice distribution
company, received its first series-produced battery electric Freightliner
eCascadia. With one of the largest private fleets in the United States, Sysco
is leading the future of sustainability for foodservice distribution.
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
“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 zero-emission 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
Earlier this year, Sysco and
DTNA, the leading North American heavy-duty truck manufacturer, announced plans
to deploy up to 800 battery electric Freightliner eCascadias by 2026. The deployment of Freightliner eCascadias along with
electric refrigerated trailers will play a significant role in achieving
Sysco’s science-based climate goal.
“Sysco is proud to be leading
the industry with our science-based climate goal to significantly reduce our
direct emissions by 27.5%,” said Neil Russell, Sysco’s senior vice president of
corporate affairs and chief communications officer. “Today is a major milestone
in our climate journey as we work toward electrifying 35% of our U.S. fleet by
2030. Sharing the vision and responsibility with similarly-minded companies
like Daimler Truck North America is crucial in moving toward a sustainable
Sysco Riverside continues
to build its charging infrastructure to support additional battery electric
truck deployments, including adding additional solar capacity.
“Thanks to customers like
Sysco, we are delivering a purpose-built, zero-emission 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,” said 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
In pre-series production
and real-world testing, prototypes of the eCascadia accumulated over 1.5
million miles of use in customer fleets since 2018. Revealed in May of 2022,
the eCascadia debuts the innovative Detroit ePowertrain, in addition to new
safety and connectivity features from Detroit Assurance and Detroit Connect.
Powered by multiple battery
and drive axle options, the Freightliner eCascadia provides a typical range of
155, 220 or 230 miles depending on configuration. Therefore, the truck is
ideally suited for short-haul routes that allow for depot-based charging like
last mile logistics, local and regional distribution, drayage and warehouse-to-warehouse
The in-house developed and
fully integrated Detroit ePowertrain maximizes efficiency and driver comfort.
Detroit Connect eServices offer customers features like the Charger Management
System with eRange prediction and battery health monitoring that enable fleets
to strategically save money and increase their productivity. The eCascadia
comes standard with Detroit Assurance with Active Brake Assist 5 and debuts the
new Detroit Assurance safety feature, Active Side Guard Assist.
Learn more about Sysco’s
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, including Sysco’s 2021 CSR Report.
The eCascadia delivery has
been supported by Houston Freightliner & Western Star, a DTNA Elite Support
certified dealership with over 20 years of customer experience ranging across
all aspects of truck ownership, especially in an ever-changing marketplace.
Sysco is the
global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to
restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, lodging establishments and
other customers who prepare meals away from home. Its family of products also
includes equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries.
With more than 71,000 associates, the company operates 333 distribution
facilities worldwide and serves approximately 700,000 customer locations. For
fiscal 2022 that ended July 2, 2022, the company generated sales of more than
$68 billion. Information about our CSR program, including Sysco’s 2021
Corporate Social Responsibility Report, can be found at
About Freightliner Trucks
Trucks is a division of Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) LLC, headquartered
in Portland, Oregon. With 80 years of experience, Freightliner produces and
markets medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks as the leading heavy-duty truck brand
in North America. DTNA is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG), one
of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers. More information is
available at www.Freightliner.com.
About Daimler Truck North America
North America LLC, headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is a leading provider of
comprehensive products and technologies for the commercial transportation
industry. Daimler Truck North America designs, engineers, manufactures and
markets medium- and heavy-duty trucks, school buses, vehicle chassis and their
associated technologies and components under the Freightliner, Western Star,
Thomas Built Buses, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp and Detroit brands.
Daimler Truck North America is a subsidiary of Daimler Truck Holding AG (DTG),
one of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers.