Sustainability road trip! A logistics journey to renewable energy
Editor’s note: QCD has been a leader in electric truck adoption. The headlines and mile markers have been numerous. So when Shane Blanchette group vice president, continuous improvement, QCD, reached out to share the company’s sustainability journey, we jumped at the chance to hand him the proverbial editorial mic. So here’s Blanchette, take it away
QCD, Scale Microgrid Solutions and Incharge Energy collaborate on fleet electrification project
Quality Custom Distribution (QCD), a division of Golden State Foods, has partnered with Scale Microgrid Solutions and InCharge Energy to electrify its Southern California fleet based in La Puente. This $20 million electrification project, which includes the purchase of 30 zero-tailpipe emission Volvo VNR Electric trucks, 16 chargers and a renewable energy microgrid to power
How’s the trucking decarbonization journey coming?
In the opening days of 2021, Shell and Deloitte published a joint 104-page study on how to decarbonize the road freight sector called Decarbonizing Road Freight: Getting in Gear. In the study, more than 70% of the 158 freight-leading interviewees – from logistics companies to vehicles manufacturers to regulators–said they consider decarbonization as either the
Four electric truck questions with QCD
The year 2020 was the first time that fleets began to take delivery of electric trucks as part of pilot programs. Since we have already raced nearly to the end of 2021, FE checked in with fleets to see how their experiences have been with these trucks; how the trucks have held up compared to