The Fuel Conservation page is now on screen. It contains graphs and visualizations that may be difficult to read. Click here to close this page.

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 54,200 orders from our suppliers on their way back to our warehouses. This represents 15.5% more backhauled orders than in 2013, and is up 1.1% since 2015.

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.