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In the Wal-Mart vendor pool, refrigerated and frozen food suppliers maintain forward inventory at the Hanson Logistics Chicago consolidation center. When Wal-Mart places replenishment orders, Hanson picks those orders from all suppliers and consolidates them into truckload shipments.
supplyscan supplyscan NE WS AND TR END S FR O M ACR O SS TH E F O O D SUP P LY CH A I N Coca-Cola Enterprises To Purchase Hybrid Trucks From Kenworth A s part of its overall commitment to energy conservation and climate change, Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) plans to deploy an incremental 185 hybrid electric trucks across the “The Kenworth hybrids are performing well, with a more than 30 percent improvement in both fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, compared to standard beverage delivery trucks,” United States and Canada in 2009, bringing its total number of says Gary Kapusta, the company’s vice president of indirect hybrid electric delivery trucks to 327, the largest such fleet in procurement. North America. The Atlanta-based soft drink maker is purchasing the trucks from Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, WA. This is Kenworth’s larg- est hybrid truck order ever. CCE has ordered 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all of which will be on the road this year. The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. GCW) are the largest hybrid delivery trucks on the road. CCE uses tractors as its standard bulk delivery truck for large deliveries and plans to deploy the Kenworth hybrid tractors to Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; Montreal; New Orleans; New York; Portland, OR; San Antonio; San Francisco; Seattle; Tampa; Toronto; Vancouver; and Washington. The Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks (rated at 33,000 lb. GVW) THE ‘GREEN’ THING: CCE is rolling out 185 hybrid electric trucks across the country. will be deployed to Albuquerque; Boston; Cincinnati; Columbus, OH; Jacksonville, FL; Knoxville, TN; Las Vegas; Missoula, MO; New Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Kenworth T370 hybrids are equipped Orleans; and Seattle, joining CCE’s fleet of 120 Kenworth 12-bay with a PACCAR PX-6 engine, rated up to 280 hp and up to 660 hybrid delivery trucks. lb-ft of torque and the Eaton diesel-electric hybrid power system. “Coca-Cola Enterprises’ commitment to deploy fuel-saving The hybrids also have an integral transmission-mounted motor/ Kenworth hybrid tractors and trucks into the North American generator and frame-mounted 340-volt, lithium-ion battery pack. market is an outstanding demonstration of corporate responsibil- Advanced powertrain controls monitor driving conditions ity and sustainability,” says Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and automatically select the ideal power mode, smoothly and PACCAR vice president. switching among electric only, combined diesel and electric, “We are very pleased to partner with Coca-Cola Enterprises to and diesel only power modes. Electricity generated through save fuel and reduce emissions,” adds Kozek. regenerative braking is stored and used for acceleration, as- Coca-Cola Enterprises has achieved increased fuel efficiency sisting the diesel engine. and decreased emissions on its original order of 120 Kenworth The hybrid system is monitored through a dash display. As the T370 hybrid beverage delivery trucks deployed throughout the power requirements for different driving conditions change, the United States and Canada last year. screen constantly updates the driver on system status. d Wal-Mart Joins Hanson’s location of the Chicago consolidation In this win-win program, Hanson Logistics Consolidation Program center to provide cost-effective truckload works directly with Wal-Mart to relieve H anson Logistics has been accepted as a third-party consolidator for Wal- Mart Stores Inc.’s suppliers, serving the distribution services to retailers and foodservice companies. In the Wal-Mart vendor pool, refrigerated
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