Shipper | Market updates 1 min. read
Fleets will need to navigate powertrain options amid green push
Fleet operators will continue to have a variety of truck powertrain choices in the future as stricter emission regulations and shippers’ demand for environmentally sustainable freight continues to grow in popularity and concern.
The focus on sustainability pushes fleet operators to think differently
During the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, leaders discussed the options that are currently available, ranging from cleaner diesel engines to vehicles with internal combustion engines.
Schneider is taking on the sustainability challenge though the combination of operational improvements and more efficient vehicle technologies.
“Our customers have made sustainability a priority, thus as one of their suppliers we’d better do so as well,” said Robert Reich, Schneider’s executive vice president and chief administrative officer. “If it’s important to the customers, it’s got to be important to us.”
Schneider has set ambitious sustainability goals. Schneider has already started moving on their goals by adding 90 battery-electric Freightliner eCascadia tractors. Schneider has indicated they are exploring other alternative power sources as well.
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