J.B. Hunt Announces Delivery of Five New FUSO eCanter All-Electric Vehicles for Final Mile Fleet | Financial Buzz

J.B. Hunt Announces Delivery of Five New FUSO eCanter All-Electric Vehicles for Final Mile Fleet

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: JBHT), one of the largest
supply chain solutions providers in North America, announced today it
has added five FUSO eCanter all-electric medium-duty box trucks to its
private fleet, the first ever in company history. J.B. Hunt revealed two
of five custom eCanter trucks today during an event at the company’s
headquarters in Lowell.

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J.B. Hunt has added five FUSO eCanter all-electric medium-duty box trucks to its private fleet, the first ever in company history. J.B. Hunt revealed two of five custom eCanter trucks today during an event at the company’s headquarters in Lowell. (Photo: Business Wire)

“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, eliminating the
noise and carbon footprint of similar traditional trucks. In addition to
being environmentally friendly, the eCanter is cost efficient and
economical. Compared to a conventional diesel model, the operating costs
for the eCanter can be as much as $2,000 lower for each 12,000 miles
driven. On a full charge, the eCanter has a driving range of up to 80
miles and is ideal for inner-city final mile delivery. Details about the
electric truck’s specifications are available at mitfuso.com/ecanter.

“As the first major truck manufacturer to release a series-produced
all-electric truck, FUSO is excited to work with supply chain leader
J.B. Hunt in this industry milestone,” said Justin Palmer, president and
CEO, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Inc. “The eCanter demonstrates
that the future of electric trucks is very possible and is no longer a
prototype but a real truck delivering real goods daily.”

The eCanter trucks will be added to J.B. Hunt’s Final Mile Services
division and used for home delivery in Santa Fe Springs, California, and
the greater Houston area. J.B. Hunt is the second national carrier to
introduce eCanter trucks in the United States.

J.B. Hunt is an industry leader in sustainable transportation. The
company received the 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award from the
Environmental Protection Agency in October for the ninth consecutive
year, a distinction recognizing organizations operating with sustainable
excellence.

In 2017, J.B. Hunt avoided nearly 3.4 million tons of carbon dioxide
from entering the atmosphere through intermodal conversion, which is
equivalent to removing more than 700,000 passenger vehicles from the
road for a year. The company was also one of the first in the world to
commit to Tesla Semi electric tractors, reserving 40 in November 2017.
More information on J.B. Hunt’s sustainability efforts is available on
the company’s website.

About J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc., a Fortune 500, S&P 500, and
NASDAQ-100 company, provides innovative supply chain solutions for a
variety of customers throughout North America. Utilizing an integrated,
multimodal approach, the company applies technology-driven methods to
create the best solution for each customer, adding efficiency,
flexibility, and value to their operations. J.B. Hunt services include
intermodal, dedicated, refrigerated, truckload, less-than-truckload,
flatbed, single source, final mile, and more. J.B. Hunt Transport
Services, Inc. stock trades on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol JBHT and
is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average. J.B. Hunt
Transport, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of JBHT. For more
information, visit www.jbhunt.com.

About FUSO

FUSO is a Daimler Truck brand, covering nearly all regions around the
world. FUSO’s light-duty to heavy-duty trucks (GVW 3.5–49 tons), vans,
industrial engines, and buses are sold in more than 170 markets. The
FUSO brand is based on four core brand values; Trusted Quality, Economic
Efficiency, Solid & Functional Design, and Committed Services.

Headquartered in Logan Township, NJ, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America,
Inc., a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks Asia, markets FUSO medium-duty
trucks for the North American market. With an independent dealership
network of more than 200 FUSO Sales and Service dealership locations,
FUSO products and services are offered throughout the United States,
Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam. FUSO is the only medium-duty truck
producer offering a complete lineup of diesel, gas and all-electric
powertrains in class 3 to class 5 segments. FUSO trucks are seen in a
wide variety of businesses and industries, including beverage, catering,
refrigerated and dry cargo delivery fleets, vehicle recovery, towing,
pest control, plumbing, light construction and landscaping. For more
information, visit www.mitfuso.com,
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