Walmart’s New Truck Fleet

Walmart’s New Truck Fleet

The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience concept truck – the result of a partnership between many vendors – it’s the latest in their fleet efficiency program.

This prototype combines aerodynamics, mictroturbine-hybrid powertrain, electrification, advanced control systems, and cutting edge materials like carbon fiber all in one vehicle.

They’re more than 84% of the way to their goal, and bold innovations like this will take them the rest of the way.

On the road to doubling fleet efficiency

Approximately 6,000 trucks in the U.S. log millions of miles every year, delivering products to thousands of locations across the country. So when it comes to sustainability and fleet efficiency, the goal is simple: deliver more while driving fewer miles.

Since 2007, they’ve delivered 830 million more cases while driving 300 million fewer miles.

Associates and vendors work in multiple ways to drive efficiency, including:

  • Effective driving techniques, such as minimizing idle time and progressive shifting, to ensure optimal performance
  • Advanced tractor-trailer technologies, such as electrification, lightweighting, improved aerodynamics and fuel-efficient tires
  • Improved processes and systems to drive efficient loading and routing of merchandise

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