Natal de Jesus Marrochelli Filho
Role: DTS Seller
Location: Sorocaba, Brazil
PepsiCo was the first company in Brazil to introduce electric trucks into its fleet. One driver who wasn’t surprised, but was proud, was Natal de Jesus Marrochelli Filho, who has driven PepsiCo trucks for nearly 19 years.
“For me, the best part of working for PepsiCo is that they’re always introducing the latest technology and always bringing innovation,” he says.
According to Marrochelli Filho, the new trucks promote a better and more positive work experience for the drivers. It begins with the sound. Electric trucks are much quieter, so there is no stress from loud engine noise all day. The gearshift is an automatic gearbox, so he doesn’t have to work the gears constantly while he drives. But most important, to Marrochelli Filho, the truck is better for the planet.
“It’s a truck that doesn’t run on gas, it’s a truck that’s electric, so there’s no smoke or excess CO2 polluting our environment,” Marrochelli Filho says. “It’s better for the future.”
The truck draws attention on its way. Frequently, when Marrochelli Filho stops at truck stations, interested drivers come up to take a look. “They are always surprised and ask me, ‘How does it work, where is the gas drum, how does it run, is it easy to drive?’”
He loves to share the details. “It’s been really exciting to be one of the people picked to drive PepsiCo’s electric trucks.”