UPS expanding LNG tractor fleet
UPS said that it is on target to deploy more than 1,000 LNG tractors by the end of 2014.
This is a part of the company’s new goal to achieve a 20 percent reduction in carbon intensity from transportation by 2020, UPS said in its 12th annual sustainability report.
“As a global logistics company dependent on vehicles and fuel to move nearly 17 million packages and documents a day, sustainability and growth are inextricably linked,” said Scott Davis, UPS chairman and chief executive officer. “Our ability to grow our global shipping volumes and reduce total carbon emissions should be a signal to business that it is possible to do more for the environment while also serving more customers and adding more value.”
UPS’s current 3,647 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles worldwide continue to drive GHG reductions and serve as a “rolling laboratory” to test, optimize and deploy new-generation vehicles. In 2013, UPS ramped up use of cleaner-burning natural gas vehicles across the U.S., adding 249 heavy-duty tractors fueled by liquefied natural gas by year’s end.
LNG World News Staff, August 4, 2014; Image: UPS