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May 9, 2019 11:45 AM, EDT

Kraft Heinz Site Turns to Electric Yard Tractors

Kraft sign The Kraft logo outside of the company's headquarters in Northfield, Ill., in 2015. Kraft Heinz is set to use three T-Series battery-electric terminal trucks. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

The Kraft Heinz Co. announced the deployment of three T-Series battery-electric terminal trucks from Orange EV at its distribution center in Groveport, Ohio.

Firefly Transportation Services — which provides electric trucks for yard operations — will manage the trucks, which it said will do the work formerly accomplished by five diesel-powered vehicles.

The electric trucks were partially funded by the American Lung Association through a grant provided by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reductions Act program. — Transport Topics