SCHAUMBURG, ILDeli Express, a 2012 Sustainable Fleet Award winner, worked with key suppliers to create an innovative, efficient, a new, lighter-weight diesel truck design that improves fuel economy by 50 percent, while significantly reducing emissions and increasing cost-effectiveness.

Gregg Hodgdon, CAFM, director of fleet operations for the Deli Express fleet, will be moderating a panel discussion with his suppliers, who will share how their part of the process fits into their client’s sustainability vision.

The panel will be held Oct. 2 at the 2012 Green Fleet Conference in Schaumburg, Ill., scheduled for Oct. 2-3, 2012. Hodgdon will be joined by Scott Bates, truck product manager for Thermo King; Edward Crawford, executive director of strategic marketing for Isuzu Commercial Truck of America; Jonathan Schultz, product manager for Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies; and Craig Neuber, director of strategic consulting for ARI.

The session is designed to help educate fleet managers on how they can maximize their supplier resources to help further their sustainability goals. For more information, go to

By Grace Suizo