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January 9, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Why – and HOW – PepsiCo Will Become Most Fuel-Efficient in U.S.

ACT Expo 2015 will feature Gregg Roden, senior VP of productivity and sustainability of Frito-Lay North America, as a keynote speaker at the May 4-7 gathering in Dallas. He’ll tell why and how the $13 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo is aiming to be the most fuel-efficient fleet in the country, reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2017.

Frito-Lay operates more than 200 CNG-fueled trucks, including this Freightliner.

Frito-Lay operates more than 200 CNG-fueled trucks, including this Freightliner.

The key is Frito-Lay’s aggressive commitment to using alternative fuel vehicles in its sales and delivery fleet.

The firm has already eliminated more than 500,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year via deployment of

  • Gregg Roden

    Gregg Roden

    nearly 300 electric delivery trucks – the largest commercial EV fleet in the country;

  • more than 200 CNG/compressed natural gas-trucks;
  • some 650 hybrid sales cars;
  • a growing fleet of propane autogas and biodiesel vehicles; and
  • an expanding alternative fueling and charging station infrastructure, with Frito-Lay serving as committed anchor tenant at public access facilities.

Roden has held numerous positions supply chain and operations position during his 24 years at Frito-Lay, and since June 2013 has been responsible for bringing manufacturing, transportation, material handling, fleet operations, and quality control activities in line with the company’s sustainability goals.

Frito-Lay is a core member of President Obama’s National Clean Fleets Partnership.

The 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo is organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA, Gladstein, Neandross & Associates. This year’s event includes a broad range of sponsors and partners, and covers the entire gamut of alternative fuel and advanced driveline and fuel efficient transportation options (F&F, January 2).

There are deep discounts for fleet operators to attend the comprehensive ACT Expo conference, and early bird discounts are available to all – just $295 for fleets – through January 16.

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Source: Gladstein, Neandross & Associates with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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