Chapter 14. Cost Analysis of Getting to Market

In This Chapter

  • Greening your fleet

  • Using less fuel cuts costs

  • Finding fuel-efficient shippers

  • Supporting local businesses and reducing shipping costs

The American Physical Society (APS), an organization of 46,000 physicists, released a report titled Energy Future: Think Efficiency in October 2008. It stated that the United States could reduce dependence on foreign oil and greenhouse gas emissions dramatically and immediately by increasing efficiency in transportation and building fuel usage. The report points out that efficiency is easy and inexpensive to implement.

“The bottom line is that the quickest way to do something about America’s use of energy is through energy efficiency,” Burton Richter, the ...

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