Substantial diesel fuel is burned by idling diesel engines to cool transport refrigeration units on trucks and trailers to keep temperature-controlled cargo at proper temperature while parked at distribution centers, cold storage warehouses, freight terminals and other goods movement facilities. Technical assistance was provided to reduce costs associated with idling and diesel fuel use in parked transport refrigeration units (TRUs).
CleanFuture founder, John Thornton, will speak on “Ways to Drive Costs Out of your Transportation Business” at the IFDA Distribution Solutions Conference, October 16th to 19th in Tampa, Florida.
The formula for driving out transportation costs seems simple: less hours consumed by a refrigerated trailer unit leads to less fuel burned, which in turn lowers maintenance costs and reduces a distributor’s carbon footprint. And all of this equals greater bottom-line profits. But what does it take to get there?
Led by an independent foodservice distributor who has realized great cost savings and an energy solutions provider who has a passion for electric transportation alternatives, attend this session to learn what distributors can implement in their fleets and in the warehouse to produce a positive impact on their bottom line.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
• List energy improvement solutions that can be applied throughout a distributor’s operation.
• Discuss how electric standby reefer units reduce fuel consumption;
• Compare and contrast big spend versus small spend strategies.
Don Durm, Vice President, Customer Solutions, PLM Trailer Leasing
Steve Stidham, Director of Operations, Food Supply Inc
Ed Harmon, Ally Channel Manager, Georgia Power
John Thornton, President, CleanFuture, Inc.
A gap analysis on electrified parking spaces (EPS) and truck stop electrification (TSE) was presented at the Northeast Clean Freight Work Group at a meeting about preparing applications for alternative fuel corridors.