Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicles Hit the Streets in California, Texas and Georgia
(CSRwire) ATLANTA, GA - March 27, 2008 - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the deployment of 167 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) delivery vehicles in Texas, Georgia and California. The CNG vehicles, part of UPS's global alternative fuel fleet, will help reduce the company's carbon footprint and its dependence on fossil fuels.
Of the 167 new CNG trucks, 25 have been deployed in Dallas; 42 in Atlanta, and the remaining 100 in five California cities: 30 to Sacramento, 14 to Los Angeles, five to Ontario, 10 to San Ramon and 41 to Fresno. They join more than 800 CNG vehicles already in use by UPS in the United States. Previous CNG vehicles in UPS's fleet were converted from gasoline and diesel vehicles in the 1980s to run on alternative fuels. The new vehicles are originally manufactured for alternative fuel use.
The largest private "green fleet" in the transportation industry just got bigger. UPS has expanded its fleet of eco-friendly vehicles with 167 additional CNG (compressed natural gas) delivery vehicles. To date UPS's alternative fuel fleet has traveled 143 million miles.
"UPS has deployed alternative fuel vehicles for more than 70 years and this CNG deployment is one more step towards the 'greening' of the UPS fleet," said Robert Hall, UPS's director of vehicle engineering. "Continuing to add CNG delivery trucks to our fleet is a sustainable choice because natural...