UPS Freight Adds LNG Tractors

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UPS Freight Adds LNG Tractors

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Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 2:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Environmental Responsibility

CONTENT: Press Release

Purchase supports enterprise's sustainability goals

RICHMOND, VA, April 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - UPS Freight® (NYSE: UPS), one of the nation's largest heavy freight carriers, announced today the addition of 64 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractors to its fleet. The tractors, which are based in Harrisburg, Pa., join UPS's worldwide fleet of more than 2,500 natural gas vehicles.

"Even though UPS has used LNG tractors in package operations for more than a decade, it's still a relatively new fuel for trucking," said Willie Rivero, UPS Freight vice president-fleet. "By adding these tractors to the UPS Freight fleet, we are aligning ourselves with the enterprise's commitment to use natural gas as a reliable alternative to traditional fuel."

The new tractors replace older generation diesel-engine power units and will be used on designated routes in UPS Freight's less-than-truckload (LTL) operations. They are expected to reduce tailpipe emissions and average 600 miles to the tank.

UPS operates one of the largest private alternative fuel fleets in the U.S. and it will bring the total of alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles worldwide to nearly 5,500. The UPS fleet includes all-electric, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid, compressed natural gas, LNG, propane, biomethane and light-weight fuel-saving composite body vehicles. UPS's goal is to drive one billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles by the end of 2017.

About UPS Freight
UPS Freight (NYSE: UPS) is one of the largest LTL carriers in the U.S. and a leading TL service provider. Serving customers throughout North America, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands, UPS Freight offers a full range of regional and long-haul capabilities and an on-time delivery guarantee* for all LTL shipments. For more information, visit ltl.upsfreight.com.

* See UPGF 102 Series Rules Tariff for applicable terms, conditions, restrictions, and remedies, available at ltl.upsfreight.com.

Contact

Kristen Petrella
+1 (404) 828-4182
UPS
April Rehmann
+1 (804) 231-8133
UPS Freight
Keywords: Innovation & Technology | Emissions | Environment and Climate Change | Liquid Natural Gas | Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment | UPS Freight | alternative fuel | natural gas | sustainability

CAMPAIGN: Environmental Responsibility

CONTENT: Press Release

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