Logistics service provider (LSP) Schneider National Inc. has expanded its electric fleet to 94 vehicles, counting its latest addition of two battery electric terminal tractors from Lonestar Specialty Vehicles, the company said Thursday.
The Lonestar S22 terminal electric tractors (also known as “yard spotters”) have replaced two diesel units and are being used to move trailers at Schneider’s Rancho Cucamonga, California, cross dock facility.
Each tractor can run for an entire 24-hour period before needing to be recharged, with a full charge taking an estimated hour and a half.
“Scaling an electrified fleet requires intensive preparation,” Lonestar President Jay Simmons said in a release. “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. Schneider’s deployment in CA is nothing short of impressive, we are so excited to be a part of this success story and look forward to helping Schneider accomplish their future sustainability goals.”