Karat Packaging has announced the addition of ten Class-8 all-electric trucks, Tesla Semi, to its fleet. This purchase is a testament to the company's commitment to continuing to invest in sustainable solutions.
Karat Packaging Inc., a specialty distributor and manufacturer of environmentally friendly, disposable foodservice products and related items, announced on Tuesday its plans to expand its logistic services business geographically. As part of this, the company has placed an order for 10 Tesla Semi trucks. The Texas-based manufacturer's electric trucks are highly popular, helping companies achieve their goals in an effort to become carbon neutral.
Karat said it currently has 86 trucks and trailers and provides third-party logistics (3PL) services to approximately 100 of its customers in California. The Company is planning to expand its logistic offerings geographically from its existing distribution centers in Texas, New Jersey, and South Carolina in those regions, as well as further expansion in California.
“We are excited to incorporate alternative-fuel trucks into our fleet. This purchase represents our commitment to continue investing in environmentally friendly solutions,” said Alan Yu, chairman, and chief executive officer. “Adding to Karat Packaging’s competitive advantage and the Company’s distinguishing characteristics, we are pleased to offer additional 3PL services to new and existing customers, particularly during the current supply chain environment.”
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