US Cold’s Electric Truck

“United States Cold Storage is committed to innovation and sustainability. That’s why we’re investing in Electric Yard Tractors at our facilities. Our electric trucks help eliminate diesel engine transmission and run for several days on battery power. Our goal is to replace all yard tractors with these earth-friendly electric innovations.”


USCS’ California operations work in concert with the California Air Resources Board, the “clean air agency” in the government of California. To reduce air pollution, the Company replaced its diesel yard tractor with a new Electric Yard Tractor from EV Orange, Kansas City, MO. This new unit serves the entire Turlock North and South campus. The tractor shuttles trailers in the yard to and from the new Blue Diamond site’s enclosed, temperature-controlled receiving and shipping 16 door dock.  

The EV tractor is DOT certified and able to operate on public roads to support other internal, local USCS customers with nearby transfer and shuttle programs.  

The Orange EV trucks eliminate the diesel engine, transmission, and radiator—along with the diesel fueling, exhaust, and emission control systems. What remains are far fewer, largely sealed and maintenance-free elements. This means less wear and tear, reducing maintenance, repair, and downtime.