One unexpected outcome from the pandemic has turned into a lesson for businesses and regulators, according to Rob Vandenheuvel, a senior vice president at California Dairies.

“Our state regulators teamed up with federal regulators to expand the limits on weights for trucks that could deliver food,” he explained at the California Dairy Sustainability Summit on Friday. “Not only do you gain efficiencies, but when you put the pencil to the paper, you have a more environmentally sustainable model.”

He said making this permanent would take more trucks off the road and reduce the carbon footprint.