McDonald’s Canada has added a new trucking service for the distribution of its supplies to its food outlets around Montreal, Quebec. The fast food chain unveiled its all-electric Volvo VNR Electric Class 8 semi-trailer on Wednesday April 6.
According to the report, the electric tractor-trailer has been leased by Martin Brower, McDonald’s Canada’s supply chain distribution partner, and the units will be based at its distribution center in Montreal’s Baie d’Urfé.
The all-electric Volvo VNR semi-trailer will pull McDonald’s trailers to various branches within a 150 km radius. or radius of 93 miles. The company said the initial rollout of the semi-electric would serve as a pilot test to see how distribution using the truck would go.
It was added that the use of an all-electric vehicle is part of McDonald’s Canada’s larger plan to adapt and transition to low-emission vehicles for its entire retail fleet in the region. . Currently, the Canadian unit of McDonald’s operates more than 1,400 restaurants, and the plan to go “green” was deemed feasible here.
McDonald’s of Canada will specifically observe how the Volvo VNR semi-trailer will perform in different weather conditions. Since the country can be too cold in the winter, the fast food giant wants to see if this condition will impact the truck model.
McDonald’s global goal is to achieve net zero emissions in its restaurants worldwide by 2050. The Canadian unit said securing Volvo VNR Electric for its service is a way to do its part in McDonald’s goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. global gas emissions.
“This trial has the potential to influence a major shift in the way we approach supply chain distribution that will bring us closer to achieving McDonald’s net zero goals,” said President and CEO. McDonald’s Canada executive Jacques Mignault in a press release. “Given the potential impact the trial could have on our business and our global commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this is an extremely important time for the company.”
He added: “We are grateful to collaborate with partners like Martin Brower and Volvo Trucks North America who share our vision, and acknowledge the support of the Government of Quebec in this initiative.