29 Jul '11, 3pm

Taking the Road Less Traveled - how Walmart is making its #truck fleet more efficient. ^KL

Taking the Road Less Traveled - how Walmart is making its #truck fleet more efficient. ^KL

Walmart set an aggressive goal six years ago to double the efficiency of our transportation network by the end of 2015. That deadline is quickly approaching, and we're encouraged by the improvements we've been able to make so far. We've already realized a 65% increase in efficiency over our 2005 baseline, but in many ways, the hardest work is still ahead of us to reach 100%. The opportunities to improve efficiency are clear, but effective, long-term solutions are harder to come by. Our top three focus areas are: Putting more freight on every load Driving fewer miles Advanced, more efficient technology Over the last few years, we've improved our loading techniques and are finding more ways to ensure that every trailer is loaded to capacity each time it leaves a distribution center, store or supplier. We're also working to eliminate "empty miles"—when a truck delivers a load...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/taking-the-road-l...

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