Making the business case

Justification rests on financially solid, fact-based model

Entering its 180th year in business, Moline, IL-based Deere & Co. operates a successful private fleet consisting of 110 power units, 345 trailers, and 170 full-service leased drivers.

John Van Geest, CTP, manager of Canadian Logistics and Fleet Services, says the purpose of the private fleet is to support the core parts delivery objectives for the Deere North American Parts Div. The fleet is the primary carrier for regional distribution center (RDC) inventory replenishment from

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