UPS is expanding alt-fuel 'green fleet'

November 2007
Overdrive;Nov2007, Vol. 47 Issue 11, p68
Trade Publication
The article reports on the addition of alternative fuel vehicles by the United Parcel Service of America Inc. (UPS) to its green fleet in North America. It states that the firm is adding 306 vehicles, ordering 167 compressed natural gas delivery trucks and taking 139 new propane automotive vehicles. In addition, the firm also plans to use 5% biodiesel fuel in vehicles at the UPS Worldport air hub in Louisville, Kentucky, starting in early 2008.


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