Green Operations

2012 Green Fleet Conference: Deli Express Showcases the Power of Cooperation

October 02, 2012

SCHAUMBURG, IL - At the 2012 Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., one of the sessions featured an overview of how E.A. Sween/Deli Express worked with its key suppliers to develop a vehicle that fit the company's needs.

The process included facilitating close working relationships among it's vehicle supplier, Isuzu Commercial truck of America; its vehicle upfitter, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies and Thermo King; and its fleet management company, ARI. The result: an innovative, lightweight new truck design that significantly reduces fuel consumption and the company's carbon footprint.

In addition, the fleet has been able to increase driver awareness about sustainability. According to Gregg Hodgdon, CAFM, E.A. Sween/Deli Express' fleet manager, the drivers are more attuned to the company's green efforts, noting that any drop in their fuel economy draws immediate concerns. Many of these drivers were involved in the original pilot for the vehicle.

Comment On This Story

Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.



Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Grants & Subsidies

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Alternative Fueling Station Locator

Find your closest station or plan a route. Locate biodiesel, electric, ethanol, hydrogen, compressed natural gas (CNG), liquified natural gas (LNG), and propane across America.

Start Your Search