Friday 21st Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

UPS trials LNG-powered trucks

UPS has bought 48 LNG-powered tractor units for its operations in North America.

The vehicles will replace older generation diesel vehicles and are expected to produce 25 per cent fewer greenhouse gas emissions and displace 95 per cent of fuel used by conventional diesel vehicles – a savings of approximately 4,000 gallon a day for these 48 vehicles.

UPS is the only private delivery company using this technology in its alternative fuel vehicle fleet, which now totals 1,914, including electric, hybrid electric, compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, and propane-powered trucks.
This purchase is the evolution of UPS’s “rolling laboratory” approach to testing and adopting alternative fuel technologies for their fleets.