Sysco Corporation (NYSE:SYY), the global foodservice distribution company, announced that the company has placed a reservation for 50 of Tesla’s new fully electric Semi tractors.
“We are excited to begin the process of incorporating alternative-fuel trucks into our fleet,” said Tom Bené, Sysco’s president and chief operating officer. “This reinforces Sysco’s commitment to corporate social responsibility by reducing the environmental impact of our operations. In addition to the positive environmental impacts, we will also benefit from reduced fuel and maintenance costs and drive associate enthusiasm with the introduction of new and unique technology.”
Tesla’s Semi tractor will have up to 500 miles of range on a single charge, deliver a better experience for drivers and reduce the cost of cargo transport. Tesla will begin production in 2019.
With more than 65,000 associates, Sysco operates approximately 300 distribution facilities worldwide and serves more than 500,000 customer locations. For fiscal 2017 that ended July 1, 2017, the company generated sales of more than $55 billion. For more information, see www.sysco.com.