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Over A Decade of Innovation Between Whirlpool & Breakthrough

Service: Fuel Recovery


Over the last decade, Whirlpool Corporation has traveled billions of miles while managing fuel with Breakthrough's Fuel Recovery program. In the process, they have reduced their cost, consumption, and emissions along the way—and the results speak for themselves.

“Whirlpool ISC has become an industry leader in managing our fuel consumption and minimizing our carbon footprint through our partnership with Breakthrough,” said Jim Thompson, former senior manager, transportation at Whirlpool Corporation. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s SmartWay program has recognized us multiple times for our environmentally friendly shipping practices." According to Thompson, current Breakthrough benchmarking data indicates that the organization leads Breakthrough clients in energy efficiency per movement and significantly leads their shipper peers beyond the Breakthrough client cohort.

“We are very proud of our partnership with Whirlpool,” said Jenny Vander Zanden, Chief Operating Officer at Breakthrough. “Their innovation and leadership in the movement of goods is second to none. As partners, we’ve improved the efficiency of the Whirlpool supply chain and reduced impact to the environment.”

Over 10-years of close strategic partnership with Breakthrough has resulted in millions of gallons of reduced diesel fuel consumption by way of improving miles-per-gallon efficiency—that’s tens of thousands of metric tons of CO2 emissions eliminated.


Breakthrough's founder, Craig Dickman said, “Some companies talk like innovators and others act innovatively. From the beginning of our relationship, Whirlpool has acted like an innovator and is a company of ‘firsts.’”

He continued, “Whirlpool was the first company to fully implement a national bid with our Fuel Recovery services, and is the first company to actively collaborate on new ideas with people outside of the core transportation team in pursuit of value creation."

Breakthrough continues to be proud of our partnership, continue to create new value for their network, and develop new solutions and ideas for the future.

With over ten years in the rear view and endless possibilities ahead, Breakthrough and Whirlpool Corporation are optimistic about achieving many more innovative firsts.

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