Hirschbach Motor Lines deployed five Orange EV electric yard trucks to Lineage Logistics facilities in the greater Kansas City area.
This action marks a significant milestone in the sustainability efforts of both companies, building upon their existing portfolio of effective carbon reduction and efficiency projects.
Hirschbach's primary goal is to enhance communities through dependable, secure, and inventive transportation services. Recently, they provided emission-free spotting services to two Lineage locations in Kansas.
“The Spot by Hirschbach team has been focused on bringing technology into the customer yards that we service, and Orange EV’s electric yard trucks are an exciting next step for us to continue to do the right thing for our customer, our driver team, and the environment,” said Kevin Lage, Hirschbach’s Sr Director Commercial Team.
Reducing Emissions With Orange EV Trucks
Orange EV trucks utilize electricity and have a maximum powertrain efficiency of more than 90%. At the Lineage sites in Kansas, Hirschbach operates Orange EV yard trucks up to 20 hours a day, six days a week.
Under these heavy-use conditions, switching from diesel to electric eliminates more than 100 tons of carbon dioxide per truck annually along with diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, and other pollutants emitted as a result of diesel combustion.
“Increasing supply chain efficiency can sometimes require considerable reimagining of operations,” said Zack Ruderman, Orange EV VP of Sales and Marketing. “Switching to electric yard trucks, however, can be a seamless transition. We are proud to work with fleets like Hirschbach and Lineage who embrace innovation, are committed to the environment, and understand the myriad benefits of electric operation.”
In an effort to continue decreasing carbon emissions, Lineage has installed 10 new Orange EV yard trucks at various locations in California. Out of these, five trucks are used at the Lineage Colton-Agua Mansa facility, which is recognized for its innovative clean energy practices.
This facility, situated in Colton, California, is the first of its kind in the Lineage network, generating 100% of its energy consumption on-site.
Recently, has expanded into the Canadian market. The company’s Canadian division, Toronto-based OEV Canada Inc., is now operational, and in addition to providing vehicles for purchase, will be providing in-country service and parts support.