UPS Freight (UPS) has announced the addition of 64 LNG tractors to its fleet. The tractors, which are based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, join UPS's worldwide fleet of more than 2500 natural gas vehicles.
Commenting on the addition, Willie Rivero, UPS Freight VP – Fleet, said: "Even though UPS has used LNG tractors in package operations for more than a decade, it's still a relatively new fuel for trucking. 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 the company’s less-than-truckload (LTL) operations. They are expected to reduce tailpipe emissions and average 600 miles to the tank.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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