Beverage Company Truck Fleets Report 12.6% Increase in Fuel Efficiency - The Minute

Dec 29, 2014 4:00 PM ET
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The nation’s leading non-alcoholic beverage companies have increased the fuel economy of their fleets by almost 13 percent since 2010. That’s the bottom line of a recent survey by the American Beverage Association. The data shows that the beverage industry, with the largest fleet of fuel-efficient, heavy-duty, hybrid commercial vehicles in North America, has increased fuel economy industry-wide by three percent a year since 2010, resulting in a 12.6 percent total increase in fuel efficiency projected through the end of this year.

The findings are noteworthy for another reason: they are the first figures to come from an innovative collaboration between Coca-Cola, Pepsico, and Dr. Pepper Snapple, which are sharing proprietary data about their truck fleets with the ABA. The ABA has then aggregated this information to measure progress on the fleets’ fuel efficiency. This collective data is also driving innovation, by measuring the effectiveness of advances in alternative fuels, fuel conservation, hybrid technology, and eco-friendly driving techniques. Alternative fuels and advanced technologies currently power more than 1,700 industry vehicles.

I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.


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