Performance Food Group Company (PFG), one of the largest food and foodservice distribution companies in North America with more than 150 locations in the U.S. and parts of Canada, announced the introduction of 10 net-zero-emissions refrigeration trailers to its fleet at the company’s Gilroy, CA distribution center.
Through a partnership with Advanced Energy Machines (AEM), the Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) are solar-supported electric refrigeration solutions capable of supporting PFG’s foodservice distribution needs and have the capability of maintaining temperatures down to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
As part of the company’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) commitment, PFG is making the shift toward innovative and sustainable technologies as the California Air Reso Board (CARB) continues its plan to impose zero-emission requirements on TRUs operated and sold in California by the end of 2029.
“With this first wave of all-electric PFG TRUs, we take an important step to cutting down the greenhouse gas emissions from our trucks and trailers and achieving our ESG commitment of reducing power consumption intensity by 20 percent by 2030,” said Craig Hoskins, president and chief operating officer, Performance Food Group. “Operationally, adding new technologies to our fleet gives us the opportunity to take an extended look at how we run our business and to find added efficiencies, which will allow us to provide better value to our customers.”
The all-electric TRUs have accumulated more than 13,000 hours of run time, driven more than 100,000 miles and completed more than 1,000 routes with more than 12,000 deliveries. PFG plans to continue its carbon footprint reduction efforts by introducing more all-electric TRUs to its fleet over the next two years.