Archive for natural gas

Procter & Gamble, General Mills, and Frito-Lay Move to Natural Gas Fleets

Nancy Getter, the Associate Director of Global Logistics at Procter & Gamble (P&G); Doug Watne, Director of North American Transportation at General Mills, Erik Neandross, a clean energy consultant for Frito-Lay, and Dave Warren, the President of Dart Transit Company, all spoke on a panel at CSCMP a few weeks ago about using natural gas trucks  for a larger portion of their shipments. P&G has 800,000 annual shipments over 8,000 lanes in North America. They […]

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This Week in Logistics News (October 28 – November 1, 2013)

From the family room, I heard my 11-year old son crying in the kitchen being consoled by my wife. I assumed it was related to something that had happened at school that day. I was right about the school part, but wrong about the reason. In science class that day, the teacher was trying to get a point across to the class, and in her attempt to relate it to something the kids could understand, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (September 30 – October 4, 2013)

Is it ironic that the U.S. government partially shut down on Tuesday, the same day I was scheduled to give a talk on collaboration? I’m thinking of sending my representatives in Congress a copy of the book Getting to We, written by my friends Kate Vitasek and Jeanette Nyden — and also inviting them and all members of Congress to participate in my upcoming conversation with Kate and Jeanette on Talking Logistics. You never know, […]

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This Week in Logistics News (March 4-8, 2013)

I spent several nights this week in Little League baseball tryouts and meetings, culminating in the Majors draft last night. And this morning I woke up to snow, at least a foot of it, with more falling. Welcome to baseball in New England, where you pray the snow melts by opening day (at least in the infield), and the players wear jackets on the field and warm their hands and sip hot chocolate on the […]

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