May 9, 2019 11:45 AM, EDT

Kraft Heinz Site Turns to Electric Yard Tractors

Kraft signThe 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