Friday, November 8, 2013
Procter & Gamble, General Mills And Frito Lay Transition To Natural Gas Fleets
Nancy Getter, the Associate Director of Global Logistics at Procter & Gamble (P&G); Doug Watne, Director of North American Transportation at General Mills, Erik Neandross, a clean energy consultant for Frito-Lay, and Dave Warren, the President of Dart Transit Company, all spoke on a panel at CSCMP a few weeks ago about using natural gas trucks for a larger portion of their shipments.
P&G has 800,000 annual shipments over 8,000 lanes in North America. They have a small dedicated fleet; mostly they work with carriers. Their goal is to have 20 percent of their shipments provided by compressed natural gas (CNG) equipment by June of 2013. They work with 80 carriers in North America, 11 of those carriers run some part of the fleet with natural gas trucks. They are signing one to two year contracts for one way deliveries (no back hauls) with carriers that have natural gas equipment. Read more.