The Tillamook County Creamery Association realized $2 million in savings in fuel and reduced labor for transportation by implementing a new shipping plan.
By implementing best management practices, these dairy fleets have achieved substantial cost and fuel savings while also reducing emissions — a win-win for the dairy industry and the environment.
HP Hood drivers’ energy scorecards have inspired friendly competitions to see who is the most efficient.
Ruan Transport Corp. reduced a major client’s transportation cost 4 percent by rerouting more than 80 percent of its milk to travel fewer than 10 miles to its destination.
Dairy Farmers of America achieved yearly savings of 377,000 gallons of diesel fuel in addition to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 949 metric tons by installing an electronic fleet management system.
The Dairy Farmers of America Mountain Area reduced fuel costs from $17,000 to $2,500 per month — an 85 percent savings by capping idling time at 13 minutes per trip.
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