Wal-Mart cites 15-percent fuel efficiency improvement

| Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wal-Mart officials say their truck fleet is about 15 percent more fuel efficient today than it was when the company began a concerted fuel-saving campaign two years ago.

In a press release, company officials said they want the fleet to be 25 percent more fuel efficient by the end of 2008.

Wal-Mart credits a fuel additive mix, more fuel-efficient tires and the use of auxiliary power units for most of the fuel savings.

According to a company official, their trucks travel 900 million miles a year, meaning a one-mile-per-gallon improvement per truck can save as much as $50 million.

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