LOWELL, Ark.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced today it has added five FUSO eCanter all-electric medium-duty box trucks to its private fleet, the first ever in company history. J.B. Hunt revealed two of five custom eCanter trucks today during an event at the company’s headquarters in Lowell.
“These trucks may be silent, but they speak loudly of our dedication to creating a more sustainable transportation system,” said John Roberts, president and CEO of J.B. Hunt. “Our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and improve efficiency stretch across the supply chain, from intermodal load conversion to enhancing the aerodynamics and safety of our fleet. This latest addition brings that effort to the last mile and directly to the consumer’s doorstep.”
The FUSO eCanter truck has zero tailpipe emissions, eliminating the noise and carbon footprint of similar traditional trucks. In addition to being environmentally friendly, the eCanter is cost efficient and economical. Compared to a conventional diesel model, the operating costs for the eCanter can be as much as $2,000 lower for each 12,000 miles driven. On a full charge, the eCanter has a driving range of up to 80 miles and is ideal for inner-city final mile delivery. Details about the electric truck’s specifications are available at mitfuso.com/ecanter.
“As the first major truck manufacturer to release a series-produced all-electric truck, FUSO is excited to work with supply chain leader J.B. Hunt in this industry milestone,” said Justin Palmer, president and CEO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. “The eCanter demonstrates that the future of electric trucks is very possible and is no longer a prototype but a real truck delivering real goods daily.”
The eCanter trucks will be added to J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile Services division and used for home delivery in Santa Fe Springs, California, and the greater Houston area. J.B. Hunt is the second national carrier to introduce eCanter trucks in the United States.
J.B. Hunt is an industry leader in sustainable transportation. The company received the 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency in October for the ninth consecutive year, a distinction recognizing organizations operating with sustainable excellence.
In 2017, J.B. Hunt avoided nearly 3.4 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere through intermodal conversion, which is equivalent to removing more than 700,000 passenger vehicles from the road for a year. The company was also one of the first in the world to commit to Tesla Semi electric tractors, reserving 40 in November 2017. More information on J.B. Hunt’s sustainability efforts is available on the company’s website.
About J.B. Hunt
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500, S&P 500, and NASDAQ-100 company, provides innovative supply chain solutions for a variety of customers throughout North America. Utilizing an integrated, multimodal approach, the company applies technology-driven methods to create the best solution for each customer, adding efficiency, flexibility, and value to their operations. J.B. Hunt services include intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload, flatbed, single source, final mile, and more. J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. J.B. Hunt Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more information, visit www.jbhunt.com.
FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5–49 tons), vans, industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.
Headquartered in Logan Township, NJ, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc., a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks Asia, markets FUSO medium-duty trucks for the North American market. With an independent dealership network of more than 200 FUSO Sales and Service dealership locations, FUSO products and services are offered throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam. FUSO is the only medium-duty truck producer offering a complete lineup of diesel, gas and all-electric powertrains in class 3 to class 5 segments. FUSO trucks are seen in a wide variety of businesses and industries, including beverage, catering, refrigerated and dry cargo delivery fleets, vehicle recovery, towing, pest control, plumbing, light construction and landscaping. For more information, visit www.mitfuso.com, follow FusoTruck on Twitter, or like FusoTruck on Facebook.