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The McLane Company Inc. recently deployed Orange EV T-Series electric terminal trucks to its McLane Foodservice distribution center in Riverside, California.

“This deployment highlights McLane’s standards of innovation and leadership,” said Don Jalbert, Orange EV national sales director.

McLane’s new electric yard trucks will run more than 7,500 hours annually for the next decade, which will eliminate approximately the same emissions as driving a passenger vehicle 2.6 million miles or burning 1.3 million pounds of coal, according to the Orange EV.

“McLane strives to stand at the forefront of technological advancements in our industry, so we chose to partner with Orange EV,” said Dan James, director of transportation for McLane. “They aren’t a diesel company building electric yard trucks.”

California’s recently adopted Advanced Clean Trucks Regulation aims for 100% zero-emission new truck sales by 2045 and requires large companies to report fleet composition and vehicle operations.

“The regulation of diesel engines in California is an ever-changing environment,” said James. “Deploying Orange EV trucks allows us to successfully integrate heavy-duty electric vehicles into our system while significantly simplifying compliance.”

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