Expanding natural gas by 30%

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UPS4Life, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    Ups is looking to add 12 new fueling stations and 1400 vehicles!

    "UPS plans to deploy new CNG vehicles in 15 cities. The cities are Atlanta, Georgia; Charleston, West Virginia; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Doraville, Georgia; Lenexa, Kansas; Lexington, Kentucky; Montgomery, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; New Stanton, Pennsylvania; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Port Allen, Louisiana; Shreveport, Louisiana; Richmond, Virginia and Roanoke, Virginia."

    Read more: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2015/04/03/ups-increases-alt-fuel-fleet-30/#ixzz3WG5n8giG


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  2. Mechanic86

    Mechanic86 Repairing the crap you break.

    We've got about 20 new CNG tractors be put into service this week.
     
  3. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    What kind did you get? We have mack lng. I heard a majority of these will be kenworth's. I saw freight is starting to get some lng freightliners.


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  4. UPSmechanicinblue

    UPSmechanicinblue Active Member

    That means they will send the old junk North to us. No new ones here in Michigan, just the tractors that bring volume up are CNG.
     
  5. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I'm surprised my center hasn't seen any. A fueling station just went in a quarter mile from the building.
     
  6. UPS4Life

    UPS4Life Active Member

    UPS is putting fueling stations in at the buildings. For the most part I would assume only buildings that have such a fuel station would use the package cars or feeders.


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  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    I thought this was a flatulence thread?
     
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  8. Mechanic86

    Mechanic86 Repairing the crap you break.

    From what I've seen so far they're all Kenworth CNG
     
  9. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    Our mechanics wont work on lng tractors inside the shop. They have to do everything outside. We are not a lng center
     
  10. MoarTape

    MoarTape Active Member

    There's a fuel station right next to NewPA and another nine miles down the road. We're supposed to get 80 tractors and they're supposedly putting them in service before the fueling stations are even done. Guess they're tired of drivers waiting over an hour for tractors..
     
  11. spif91

    spif91 Member

    We have 25 of out 62 that we are suppose to get....Adding Fast Fill pumps here at the hub to go with the other CNG pumps that are already here for the pkg cars. I'm fueling at a couple of Loves truckstops until they finish the new pumps....KW CNG's
     
  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    We just got a fully electric UPS truck in our hub, got charging cables in two lineup slots. Talked to the mechanics and said it's actually really nice to drive, picks up speed and has a 4cycle generator on board.
     
  13. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member


    Where exactly is that? Down the hill by Subway or over the bridge?
     
  14. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    It's over the hill and through the woods.
     
  15. MoarTape

    MoarTape Active Member

    It's actually at the service plaza on the turnpike right before the New Stanton exit. Right before the exit is probably what I should have said. I hear they plan on using the one that's nine miles down the road on 70.
     
  16. greengrenades

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

    Ugh, LNG trucks suck. We are getting 15 new tractors this month, luckily 9 of them are diesel. Hopefully I can get one of those.
     
  17. greengrenades

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

    Why do yall call them CNG? We have LNG, is there a difference?
     
  18. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    LNG - Liquid Natural Gas

    CNG - Compressed Natural Gas

    It just refers to the way it is stored in the tanks. CNG is pressurized to over 3000 psi in the tanks.

    LNG is stored as a liquid. A really cold liquid.

    LNG gives better "gas" mileage and you can store over twice as much LNG in the same size tanks as CNG. ie, you can go farther per tank.
     
  19. Bottom rung

    Bottom rung Active Member

    Cng is compressed natural gas. Lng is liquefied natural gas. It's converted to liquid for transport, due to volume.
     
  20. MaceFremonti

    MaceFremonti Active Member


    Never knew the service plaza had that. Have to check it out on Monday.