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Back Room: Fuel Conservation
REDUCING MILES & SAVING FUEL
Every mile reduced and every gallon saved inspires us to work even harder at fuel conservation.
After making their scheduled store delivery runs, our drivers picked up 54,000 orders from our suppliers on their way back to our warehouses. This represents 14.1% more backhauled orders than in 2013, and is up 3.5% since 2014.
New engines: The engines in our new tractors allow 50,000 miles per oil change (up from 35,000 in 2014), which saves labor hours and reduces the amount of waste oil we recycle. And thanks to a change to the tractors’ gear ratios, we expect to save an additional 300,000 gallons of fuel annually.