Distributors Focus on Fuel Conservation in Transportation: FMI Report

Wholesalers and self-distributing retailers are taking aggressive measures to reduce fuel consumption while transporting food from distribution centers to stores throughout North America, according to the Food Marketing Institute’s just-released “Transportation Benchmarks 2008” report.

ARLINGTON, Va. — Wholesalers and self-distributing retailers are taking aggressive measures to reduce fuel consumption while transporting food from distribution centers to stores throughout North America, according to the Food Marketing Institute’s just-released “Transportation Benchmarks 2008” report.

The chief reason is spiking diesel fuel prices, which peaked this June at an average of $4.64 per gallon, according to the federal Energy Information Agency. These price increases drove

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