Sysco fleet exec shares tips for service, safety, productivity

Updated Nov 5, 2018

The Latitude 2018 business conference, an annual event organized by telematics provider Verizon Connect in Dana Point, Calif., Oct. 22-24, featured speakers and panelists from high-profile fleets.

One fleet executive who shared experiences and insights was Joe Bennett, senior director of delivery for Sysco, a global foodservice provider.

The publicly traded company has a market cap of over $36 billion and does business in 90 countries. Sysco operates one of the largest fleets in the United States with more than 9,000 tractors that deliver food and non-food products daily to restaurants and other businesses.

Bennett oversees efforts at Sysco’s delivery fleet to increase customer service and reduce delivery expense in an ever-changing environment. The fleet uses integrated cloud-based telematics, routing and compliance applications from Verizon Connect.

At this year’s Verizon Latitude conference, Bennett participated in a panel where he shared a few strategies that have led to significant reductions in cost while increasing customer service, driver safety and productivity.