Schneider Completes First EV Delivery for Frito-Lay

Emissions Reduction of 70% Is Estimated From Routes
Frito-Lay North America

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Schneider completed its first battery-electric vehicle delivery with Frito-Lay North America, the multimodal transportation provider announced April 17.

An emissions reduction of more than 70% is estimated from the EV routes. Schneider noted the initial shipment marked the first contracted transport on its fleet of electric Freightliner eCascadia trucks. It was also the first third-party battery-electric vehicle shipment for Frito-Lay parent company PepsiCo globally.

“As we roll out our fleet of almost 100 new battery-electric trucks, we’re thrilled to offer a cleaner mode of freight transportation to valued customers like Frito-Lay,” Schneider Executive Vice President Rob Reich said. “For decades, we have been committed to improving sustainability at Schneider, and we’re proud to now be able to positively impact our customers’ operations as well.”

Schneider said in the announcement the initial shipments will be intermodal inbound and outbound dray moves in southern California. They will include service to Frito-Lay’s Rancho Cucamonga distribution center. Schneider plans to have 92 eCascadias in its southern California intermodal operations by the end of 2023.

“Today’s milestone shipment underscores the importance of cross-industry collaboration in building a more sustainable food system and achieving Frito-Lay and PepsiCo Positive’s goal of net-zero emissions by 2040,” PepsiCo Foods North America Chief Sustainability Officer David Allen said. “As a company with massive scale, Frito-Lay looks for opportunities to create positive change — but we can’t do it alone.”

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Schneider ranks No. 8 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America, and No. 20 on the TT 100 list of the largest logistics companies. PepsiCo ranks No. 1 on the TT 100 list of the largest private carriers in North America.— Transport Topics

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