McDonald's Starts Use Of Volvo VNR Class 8 Semis

McDonald's Starts Use Of Volvo VNR Class 8 Semis 

Volvo Electric to start work

Ten new Volvo VNR Electric semi trucks will soon be facilitating deliveries of food and beverages to McDonald’s outlets in greater Montreal and Toronto. 

Martin Brower acquiring it

These trucks are being acquired by Martin Brower.

Martin Brower is a supply chain solutions provider for global restaurant chains and McDonald’s logistical partner.  

Julie Dell’Aniello, president of Martin Brower Canada, highlighted the long-standing collaboration between McDonald’s and Martin Brower.

Julie Dell’Aniello, president of Martin Brower Canada, noted their shared commitment to exploring alternative-fuel vehicles. 

Initiated in 2022

Martin Brower’s deployment of these ten trucks follows a pilot project in Montreal initiated in 2022 with electric tractors.  

Reducing Carbon Emissions

Matthew Blackman, managing director for Canada at Volvo Trucks North America, expressed enthusiasm about McDonald’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions in transportation. 

Reliability and high performance 

Matthew Blackman also praised the reliability and performance of the Volvo VNR Electric chosen by global leaders for scaling their trials of battery-electric vehicles. 

Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) model

Volvo Trucks North America recently introduced a new Truck-as-a-Service (TaaS) model, Volvo on Demand, aimed at easing the transition to battery-electric vehicles for small and medium-sized truck fleets.

This initiative frees up credit lines for business growth by minimizing upfront investments typically associated with such transitions. 

Volvo and Mack Truck brands

Since introducing electric trucks in 2018, Volvo has expanded its commercial lineup to include dedicated refuse models under both its Volvo and Mack Truck brands, along with the new Mack MD Electric, which began production earlier this year. 

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