Earlier this year, UPS announced plans to add nearly
1,000 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractors in the next
two years, expanding its current fleet of 2,700
alternative fuel and technologically advanced vehicles.
The fleet today includes all-electric, electric hybrids,
hydraulic hybrids, natural gas (LNG, compressed natural
gas), propane, biomethane, and light-weight fuel-saving
composite body vehicles.
The new Sustainability Report also cites the greenhouse
gas reductions, fuel savings and miles avoided through
the innovative use of technology. For example,
telematics data fed through vehicle sensors helped UPS
cut more than 206 million minutes of engine idling time
last year, saving more than 1.5 million gallons of fuel.
Routing technology increased pickup and delivery stops
per mile, saving 12.1 million miles of driving which
equates to approximately 1.3 million gallons of fuel.