Wal-Mart to Improve Fuel Economy of Truck Fleet
– Wal-Mart plans to have a more fuel-efficient trucking fleet in the years ahead. The giant retailer says that by the year 2015 it wants its fleet of 7,100 trucks to get about double what it now gets in miles per gallon, according to the Associated Press. Currently, Wal-Mart's trucks average seven miles per gallon for a truck hauling 80,000 pounds. Wal-Mart chief executive Lee Scott says he wants that raised to 13 miles per gallon in 10 years. He estimates that a one-mile per gallon increase would lead to savings of $52 million a year.