TULSA, Okla. -- Outsourcing of its transportation and maintenance operations not only gave Affiliated Food Stores here newer, more technologically advanced equipment -- it also helped the wholesaler reduce its fleet size by nearly one-third, from 60 tractors to 42. Prior to outsourcing, Affiliated's fleet "had anything from 20-year-old equipment to two- to three-year-old equipment, and it was all different types," said Bob Ripley, president and chief executive officer of Affiliated. "It was ...

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