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September 5, 2017 1:15 PM, EDT

Anderson-DuBose Supports Sustainability With Electric Yard Truck

Orange EV announced one of its all-electric Class 8 yard trucks is now operating at The Anderson-DuBose Co. to move trailers used in its McDonald’s distribution network.

Each year, the carrier sets aggressive sustainability targets to reduce electricity consumption, diesel fuel usage and waste-to-landfill, according to Anderson-DuBose.

“I’ve heard nothing but great comments from the drivers,” Tom Hank, general manager of the Anderson-DuBose facility in Rochester, N.Y., where the new yard truck operates, said in a statement. “Orange EV’s truck is more comfortable, and our operators really like the quiet and smooth operation. Management is pleased that we can provide a safer and healthier working environment — the truck has no engine and no emissions.”

Anderson-DuBose, based in Lordstown, Ohio, distributes to more than 570 McDonald’s and Chipotle restaurants in three states, according to the company.

Kansas City, Mo.-based Orange EV builds new and repowered electric yard tractors.