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.
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
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