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Wal-Mart Joins Hanson's Consolidation Program

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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.

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    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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