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FLEET MANAGEMENT

"I'm most proud of our safety record and the job our guys do in those
winter conditions." -Steve Erwin, transportation manager

Safe Transport

CLINTON'S DITCH COOPERATIVE TRANSPORTS
BEVERAGES RELIABLY IN THE NORTHEAST IN ALL
TYPES OF WEATHER WHILE REDUCING ITS COSTS.
>CLINTON'S DITCH COOPERATIVE CO. INC.

// Clinton's Ditch Cooperative's 39 tractors run
24 hours, six days a week, delivering most of
the cases produced at the plant.

BY RUSS GAGER

The U.S. Postal Service has a
reputation for delivering mail in any
kind of weather, and Clinton's Ditch
Cooperative Co. Inc. does the same
for beverages. Named after the slang
term for the Erie Barge Canal, which
was completed in 1817, the cooperative
bottles and cans PepsiCo Inc. beverages and transports them on shrinkwrapped pallets to wholesalers in
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York,

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Vermont, New Hampshire and western
Massachusetts.
"We're about 10 miles south of the
famous New York snow belt - where they
measure snow in feet - and we go through
there six or seven times a day with trucks
all the time," Transportation Manager
Steve Erwin notes. The cooperative's 39
tractors run 24 hours, six days a week,
delivering most of the 25-million-plus
cases produced at the Cicero, N.Y., plant
annually, and the backhauls are full.

-------------------------------------- [ PROFILE ]
Clinton's Ditch Cooperative Co. Inc.
www.clintonsditch.com
Headquarters: Cicero, N.Y.
Employees: 180
Specialty: Beverage transportation
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"Basically, every truck we send out
here comes back loaded, and that's
what keeps our operational costs
down," Erwin points out. Some of the


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