The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

U.S. Foodservice-San Francisco Runs Fleet on Biodiesel

June 10, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO - U.S. Foodservice‐San Francisco, the only green‐certified broadline food distributor in the state of California, is now running its entire delivery fleet on biodiesel fuel.

All of the San Francisco division's 136 tractors and 148 trailers have been using B-5 fuel since January.

"We take our commitment as a green certified business very seriously," said Phil Collins, president of U.S. Foodservice‐San Francisco. "That means that reducing our environmental footprint is a key component of our business strategy. We must not only set the example as a good environmental citizen but help our customers to do the same."

Using biodiesel fuel is expected to reduce the U.S. Foodservice‐San Francisco fleet's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 333 metric tons - or 734,000 lbs. - annually.

The San Francisco division has been experimenting with the alternative fuel source since 2006 and is the fourth U.S. Foodservice division to use biodiesel in its fleet. It joins divisions in Atlanta; Streator, Ill.; and Plymouth, Minn.

In 2010, U.S. Foodservice will also continue to explore the use of compressed natural gas (CNG) in fueling its delivery fleet.


Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.

Sponsored by

CRM stands for Customer Relationship Management. This term typically refers to a system for keeping track of, and marketing to, prospects and customers.

Read more

Fuel Saving Strategies Survey

View our 2008 survey to benchmark your fleet's fuel and green strategies with other fleets.

Fuel Calculator

A managed fuel program can help you save time and money and gain control over the way you fuel your vehicles. Determine your potential savings by using our fuel calculator.
Launch Fuel Calculator 

Fuel Prices

U.S. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Prices.

Launch Fuel Prices 

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher