CNG Tractors Coming Your way?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Monkey Butt, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    UPS (NYSE:UPS) announced plans to build an additional 12 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 380 new CNG tractors to its growing alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. The CNG fueling stations and vehicle purchases totaling $100 million are part of UPS’s ongoing commitment to diversify its fuel sources and reduce its environmental impact.

    “At UPS, we own our fleet and our infrastructure. That allows us to invest for the long-term, rather than planning around near-term fluctuations in fuel pricing,” said Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability. “CNG is part of a broad investment in a variety of alternative fuel vehicles. Taken together, all of our alternative fuel vehicles represent 6% of the more than 100,000 UPS global fleet, and have driven a 10% annual reduction in use of conventional fuel.”

    UPS is working to meet its goal of logging one billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet by the end of 2017, using a Rolling Laboratory approach to determine the right alternative fuel solutions to meet the unique needs of route-specific driving environments.

    CNG is made by compressing natural gas to less than one percent of the volume it occupies at standard atmospheric pressure. The use of natural gas reduces greenhouse gas emissions six to 11 percent, according to the U.S. Department of Energy¹.

    The 12 new CNG stations will be built by TruStar Energy in Amarillo, Texas; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Columbia, S.C.; El Paso, Texas; Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kan.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Reno, Nev.; San Antonio, Texas; Tifton, Ga.; Trinidad, Colo., and Willow Grove, Pa. The new CNG tractors to be deployed in these cities will be manufactured by Kenworth. Agility and Quantum Fuel Systems will provide the CNG storage systems.
  2. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    already have em here
  3. PT Car Washer

    PT Car Washer Well-Known Member

    We have a CNG tractor come up from Earth City every evening. We have no refueling capability at our Hub though.
  4. Gear

    Gear Parts on Order

    Kenworths with Eaton Ultra Shifts Plus trannies. Mack and Volvo should've kissed more butt to keep UPS.
  5. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    How long to fill up?
  6. FeeDerp

    FeeDerp Member

    KWs are ok since we don't use their :censored2:ty paccar/mx motors. All the l/cng's use Cummins
  7. Johney

    Johney Raise your hand if you think Upstate is a D-Bag

    Not in our step child center. We get nothing but left overs from the hubs.
  8. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    I heard their range is about 600 miles.
  9. mike1646

    mike1646 Active Member

    We are only getting new automatic Macks.
  10. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I got an award at UPS once for use of Compressed Natural Gas!
  11. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    You could propel your office chair?
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  12. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Had a nice rumble!
  13. specter208

    specter208 Member

    Need more International 9200s
  14. greengrenades

    greengrenades To be the man, you gotta beat the man.

    Rumor around our building is they are getting rid of all of ours. They are :censored2:. To many break downs. Not cost efficient.
  15. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    I agree....they ride like a log wagon but they are good tractors for what we do.