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Schneider adds electric terminal tractors to SoCal fleet

Aug. 14, 2023
The Lonestar S22 terminal electric tractors in Rancho Cucamonga can run for a 24-hour period before needing to be recharged.

Schneider is now running two Lonestar Specialty Vehicles battery-electric terminal tractors, expanding its electric fleet to 94 vehicles.

The Lonestar S22 terminal electric tractors move trailers at Schneider’s Rancho Cucamonga, California, cross dock. The tractors replaced two diesel units. Schneider is No. 7 on the FleetOwner 500: Top For-Hire Fleets of 2023.

Each tractor can run for 24 hours before needing to be recharged. A full charge takes an estimated hour and a half, according to a Schneider press release.

See also: Schneider unveils large-scale SoCal EV charging depot

“Implementing these tractors is a massive achievement as we move toward operating zero-emission vehicles at scale,” said Schneider VP of Equipment Engineering Jake VandeLoo. “Adding the units is part of our efforts to reduce the carbon footprint.”

The new tractors will save an estimated 35 tons of CO2 per truck each year, according to the company.

“Scaling an electrified fleet requires intensive preparation,” said Lonestar President Jay Simmons. “Terminal tractors ensure the barrier to entry is smooth as they are either restricted to yard operations or very short shuttles. When charging is performed on breaks and shift changes in the yard, ‘range anxiety’ and other infrastructure complications associated with over-the-road vehicles are eliminated.”

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