ARI Drives Sustainability With Deli Express/E.A. Sween Company and Other Key Suppliers


Source: Marketwire

Sustainable Options Yield 50 Percent Fuel Economy Improvement

MT. LAUREL, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 03/15/12 -- Today ARI, a leading global fleet services provider specializing in complex car and truck fleets, released a sustainability case study focused on hidden green potential for fleets. ARI worked with Deli Express®/E.A. Sween Company to identify alternative methods to increase sustainability while using traditional fuels. Operating as a team, ARI, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Johnson Refrigerated Truck Bodies, and Thermo King supported Deli Express' efforts to produce a new, lighter-weight diesel truck design that improves fuel economy by 50 percent, while significantly reducing emissions and increasing cost-effectiveness.

'Each of our clients has a unique set of needs, which must be carefully considered when building a sustainability strategy,' said Elisa Durand, Manager of Strategic Consulting, Analysis & Sustainability. 'For many fleets, alternative fuel is not the only way to make a positive impact on emissions and fuel consumption. Rather than trying to put our clients into a box, we work side by side with them to identify the most innovative, efficient and economical solutions.'

This unique truck design is expected to emit 700 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide on a monthly basis in its current usage pattern and 4.2 fewer tons over a 12-month period. Isuzu Commercial Truck of America will provide the diesel chassis, Johnson Truck Bodies will build the lightweight insulated truck body and Thermo King will provide efficient refrigeration units. As additional units hit the streets, ARI will leverage its top tier analytical tools to calculate the design's evolving impact on cost and efficiency.

'Our carefully selected fleet partners bring a higher level of expertise and creativity to fleet sustainability,' said Gregg Hodgdon, head of Deli Express®/E.A. Sween Company's fleet operations and a Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) 'Without their support, our company's sustainability transition would have been far more difficult. We look forward to future collaboration in reducing our environmental impact.'

A case study on how E.A. Sween's fleet providers worked together to reduce fuel expenditures and to improve the Company's fleet carbon footprint can be found here:

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ARI, a part of the Holman Automotive Group, is the second largest vehicle fleet management organization in North America with a workforce numbering more than 2,000 and offices throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Europe and the UK. With its focus on complex fleets, ARI manages over 850,000 cars, trucks and equipment in North America and the UK, and combined with its strategic partners, more than 1.8 million fleet vehicles globally. ARI is headquartered in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.

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