Wal-Mart mulls CA distribution center site

Sept. 1, 2005
Wal-Mart Stores Inc is proposing Merced CA as the site for a planned regional distribution center. Construction is planned to begin in 2007, with service

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is proposing Merced CA as the site for a planned regional distribution center. Construction is planned to begin in 2007, with service to stores to start in 2008. The center will initially create some 600 full-time jobs.

The new facility will be served by Wal-Mart's truck fleet, which recently enrolled in the environmentally conscious program, The SmartWay Transport Partnership. A voluntary initiative, SmartWay increases the United States' energy efficiency and energy security while reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Wal-Mart is also working with various suppliers throughout the trucking industry in exploring a “greener” fleet. With the implementation of new idle reduction technology, Wal-Mart in California is expected to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Sponsored Recommendations

Reducing CSA Violations & Increasing Safety With Advanced Trailer Telematics

Keep the roads safer with advanced trailer telematics. In this whitepaper, see how you can gain insights that lead to increased safety and reduced roadside incidents—keeping drivers...

80% Fewer Towable Accidents - 10 Key Strategies

After installing grille guards on all of their Class 8 trucks, a major Midwest fleet reported they had reduced their number of towable accidents by 80% post installation – including...

Proactive Fleet Safety: A Guide to Improved Efficiency and Profitability

Each year, carriers lose around 32.6 billion vehicle hours as a result of weather-related congestion. Discover how to shift from reactive to proactive, improve efficiency, and...

Tackling the Tech Shortage: Lessons in Recruiting Talent and Reducing Turnover

Discover innovative strategies for recruiting and retaining tech talent in the trucking industry at our April 16th webinar, where experts will share insights on competitive pay...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of FleetOwner, create an account today!