National Clean Fleets Partner: PepsiCo
Strategies & Technologies
Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: April 2011
Headquarters: Purchase, NY
Operations: The Americas, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa
PepsiCo conserves fuel and reduces emissions by using EPA SmartWay-certified carriers for 100% of its U.S. transportation needs. The company also strives to maximize fuel efficiency through improved route planning, idle reduction, speed governance, and preventive maintenance. PepsiCo has more than 1,300 hybrids in its car fleet and is the parent company of Frito-Lay, which deployed 176 all-electric delivery trucks in 2011.
Clean Fleet News
PLANO, Texas – Frito-Lay, a division of PepsiCo, reached a major milestone this month when its compressed natural gas (CNG) truck fleet logged more than 100 million miles driven on routes across the United States.
Frito-Lay first began leveraging CNG technology in 2011 when 16 CNG freight trucks were placed into service. Today, the Frito-Lay CNG fleet has grown to more than 500 vehicles, representing more than 35% of the company's long-haul inventory. CNG freight trucks use an abundant domestic natural gas fuel and emit 23% less greenhouse gas (GHG) tailpipe emissions than the diesel freight trucks they replace.
"Increasing the efficiency of our vehicle fleet is a key component of achieving PepsiCo's overall goal to reduce GHG emissions," said Michael O'Connell, senior director of supply chain, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "Alternative fuel solutions like Frito-Lay's use of CNG freight trucks are an important piece of our overall strategy, helping us reduce our environmental footprint, meet changing consumer needs and thrive in today's economy."
Critical to the expansion of Frito-Lay's CNG fleet has been the development of a national infrastructure for alternative fuel. There are currently 16 CNG public fueling stations around the country at which Frito-Lay is a major customer. These fueling stations not only provide fuel for Frito-Lay CNG freight trucks, they also make fuel available for other companies currently using or considering alternative fuel vehicles.
For more information, see the full press release.