Serves the Commercial Small Fleet Market of 10 – 50 Vehicles

Mcdonald's Trucks Running On Used Cooking Oil

July 9, 2007

This July McDonald’s UK has started using its own recycled cooking oil to fuel its British delivery fleet, according to Reuters. By next year, all 155 delivery trucks will be running on biodiesel made of used cooking oil collected from the 1,200 restaurant locations in Britain.Matthew Howe, Senior Vice President of McDonald’s UK, says only healthy oils will be used in the fuel. Just this April, in an effort to stop using hydrogenated fats, the company switched to frying food in a mixture of high oleic UK rapeseed oil and sunflower oil from Spain. The biodiesel will initially be made up of 85 percent used cooking oil and 15 percent pure rapeseed oil. Last year McDonald’s used six million liters of diesel to fuel its delivery trucks. The company claims they will be able to save 1,675 tons of carbon per year by using this fuel instead, Reuters reports.
Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Merchants Experts will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Ron Shoemaker founded Flexco in 1992.

Read more

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher