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Changing government regulations impact fleet operations

Government mandates add cost and uncertainty to fleet operations
By Tom Kelley
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Just a few decades ago, beverage fleet managers worked with a well-established and generally predictable set of equipment-related variables to arrive at a total fleet operating cost that could be factored in to the wholesale product prices charged by a distributor.


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Telematics software offers real-time solutions for beverage distributors

Tracking solutions coded for tablet, mobile connectivity
By Stephanie Cernivec
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Because of GPS devices, drivers nowadays are used to being instructed to “turn right in 500 yards” or — for those a little more navigationally challenged — “make a legal U-turn when possible.” Beverage distributors are equipped with these advantages as well, but the latest telematics solutions offer some added perks to help drive efficiency, safety and more.


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Fleet managers turn to route optimization to cut delivery costs

Route optimization, tracking software boost distribution efficiency
By Tom Kelley
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Even though fuel costs have stabilized somewhat, few other items are immune from upward price trends, and competition shows no signs of letting up. With this in mind, it’s as important as ever for fleet managers to wring every penny possible out of delivery costs.


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2014 Outlook Fleet Survey

Results reflect shift to end-load trailers
By Tom Kelley
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Beverage Industry recently surveyed a sample of its readers to gain insight into the size and makeup of current delivery fleets, future vehicle purchase plans, as well as operational concerns and strategies.


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Supplier's Marketplace: January 2014

Precision measuring, inspection equipment help ensure quality products
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Spirax Sarco released its new AEL6 series of smart, high-speed linear electric actuators.


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New Belgium’s brewery-direct fleet goes hybrid

Craft brewer blends environmental stewardship with local distribution
By Tom Kelley
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After Colorado home brewer Jeff Lebesch returned from a trip across Europe on his “fat tire” mountain bike in 1989, he began brewing an amber beer called Fat Tire in the basement of his Fort Collins, Colo., home.


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Top tire tips

Steps for controlling tire costs
By Tom Kelley
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Tires, by a wide margin, are the top maintenance cost for most beverage fleets. Containing these costs requires frequent, thorough inspections and diligently maintaining proper tire pressure to prevent a tire’s early demise.


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Strategies for saving fuel

Squeezing every last drop
By Tom Kelley
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As diesel prices continue to hover near $4 a gallon, it’s more important than ever for fleets to get the most out of every last drop of fuel purchased at the lowest possible cost.


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Not-so-secret fleet operations

By Tom Kelley
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All too often, I find fleet managers who are reluctant to talk about even the most basic details of their operations, generally because they’re afraid they might “give away” an advantage to their competitors.
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Warranty administration through technology

Software tracks opportunities for fleet advantages
By David Kolman
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Warranty administration involves the tracking and recovery of all vehicle expenses related to manufacturer recalls and vehicle warranty-covered repairs. Although it can be a time-consuming and complex task, warranty recovery also can be one of the quickest ways to improve a fleet’s operational bottom line.
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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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The Path to New Product Success: Navigating the latest trends for new beverage development

By attending this webinar, you will learn about the top trends and how they fit into the CPG market, which channels are influencing new products and technology, how Packaging fits into your product development, and ways you can use innovation to increase sales.

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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The September 2014 Beverage Industry includes a cover story on our Wholesaler of the Year, The Odom Corp., as well as articles about single-cup and iced coffees, cconvenience store growth, vegetable flavors, and more. Check it out today!

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