As featured on the Wegmans website.

Wegmans interviewed truck driver Rob Culmone and yardman Greg Huffer “…to learn how our path to a greener fleet is not only good for the environment, but also for our people and our company.”

Wegmans yardman Greg hauls trailers around the 1500 Brooks Ave. yard using a fully electric yard truck. Photo: Wegmans

Here’s what Greg had to say about driving an Orange EV electric yard truck:

I’ve been driving the electric yard truck approximately five months. The biggest difference between the two is the noise. There’s no noise and no vibration. The thing that’s amazing, is because there is hardly any sound, so you can hear everything that’s going on around you. If someone blows a horn, you can actually hear it. It’s amazing. It’s like driving an oversized golf cart. That’s what it sounds like. The power is there, just like a diesel. There’s no emissions, which is great for the environment. I love it. After I started driving it, I fell in love with it. I was hesitant at first – I didn’t think it was going to be able to do the job, but it will keep up with a diesel with no problem. They’re very reliable.”

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