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Weis Markets Adds Truck Skirts, Reducing Fuel Usage

Weis Markets has installed trailer skirts on the sides of 16 of its fleet trucks, which are proven to decrease fuel consumption by upwards of 5 percent.The trailer skirts enhance the aerodynamics by redirecting the airflow and preventing the air from hitting the rear under structure of the trailer. Read More...

Loblaw Exceeds Energy Consumption and Carbon Emission Reduction Goals

Loblaw Companies Ltd. achieved several milestones in 2010, exceeding its energy consumption and carbon emissions goals, according to its company’s 2010 corporate social responsibility report.The Canadian grocer also improved fuel efficiency by 2.3 percent; reduced its private label (President& Read More...

Kroger Cuts Energy Use and Waste By 30 Percent Each

The Kroger Co. reduced in-store energy consumption by 30 percent since 2000 and its manufacturing plants reduced the amount of waste sent to landfills by 30 percent since 2009, a 22 million pound reduction."Kroger associates have worked hard to integrate sustainable practices into our everyday busin Read More...

Tesco and John Lewis Join Low-Carbon Fleet Test

U.K. retailers Tesco and John Lewis Partnership are joining 10 other companies that are participating in the British government’s test of more than 300 low-carbon commercial vehicles.The programs is spearheaded by The Technology Strategy Board and the Department for Transport and the Office fo Read More...

Meijer Fleet Cuts Carbon Footprint 58 Percent in Three Years

Meijer Inc.’s fleet utilized innovative technology to improve fuel efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint by nearly 60 percent since it first implemented the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2010 near-zero emissions standards three years ago.he Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retaile Read More...

Walmart Showcases WAVE at Mid-America Trucking Show

Walmart showcased its futuristic truck for the first time publicly this week at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) in Louisville, Ky.The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE) is a tractor-trailer combination that features leading edge aerodynamics, an advanced turbine-powered range extending Read More...

Kroger, Cardenas Markets Add Natural Gas Trucks to Fleets

The Kroger Co. and Cardenas Markets have committed to add natural gas vehicles to their fleets, according to Clean Energy Fuels Corp.In Clackamas, Ore., Kroger plans to replace 40 of its diesel trucks with cleaner-burning natural gas trucks, while leading Hispanic grocer Cardenas Markets will deploy Read More...

Liquid Nitrogen Trailers Replace M&S Diesel Trucks

Marks & Spencer’s is adding 14 liquid nitrogen trailers to its refrigerated fleet for fresh food deliveries, replacing traditional diesel fuel vehicles, according to the retailer’s mid-year sustainability report.The trailers, which operate out of M&S’ distribution centre in Read More...

Fred Meyer Fleet Adds First Liquefied Natural Gas Trucks

The first 11 of 40 heavy-duty trucks that run on liquefied natural gas (LNG) have been added to the fleet for Fred Meyer Stores, a division of The Kroger Co., with the balance of vehicles coming over the next several months.The move makes Portland, Ore.-based Fred Meyer the first in the state to dep Read More...

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