J.B. Hunt Goes Electric

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Five electric trucks will be added to J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile Services division. (Photo: Business Wire)

New electric trucks join company fleet.

Arkansas-based J.B. Hunt Transport Services has added five FUSO eCanter all-electric medium-duty box trucks to its private fleet, to be used for inner-city final mile delivery.

“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, and a driving range of up to 130 km, on a full charge. Compared to a conventional diesel truck, the operating costs for the eCanter are reportedly as much as USD $2,000 lower for each 20,000 km driven.

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