Gallery: UPS Switches Trucks From Diesel To Liquefied Natural Gas

 

Mail carrier services use a substantial amount of gas as they deliver packages, so it comes as no surprise that they’re also on the forefront of a lot of eco-friendly, fuel-efficient practices. UPS just started substituting diesel fuel with lower-emission liquified natural gas, which is stored at 260 degrees below zero. In fact, a growing number of large trucks are turning to liquefied natural gas as an alternative — especially since diesel prices reached over $5 a gallon in 2008. Natural gas prices, on the other hand, have either dropped or have stayed stable.

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  1. fifthgear609 February 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    What is the companies name that is converting UPS Trucks, And if I can convert my trucks.

  2. kkeller May 17, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Who is doing the conversion to LNG for UPS?

  3. Alicia February 23, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    How many vehicles need to be converted for this statement to be true? “On the other hand, if these trucks switched to liquefied natural gas we could reduce our oil imports by more than a million barrels a day.”

  4. kkn February 22, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    intead of just handing out grants, why doesn’t the fed gov have a design competition for an all electric post office local delivery vehicle. winner gets a design prize and contract for XX,000units but the gov/post office would own the design and would competive bid for future contracts over the intial competition quantity. specify minumum 5 year full service warrenty (or just lease the vehicles and the manufacture would be responsible to provide the required number of operations units), minimum percent of US manufactured parts or value (actually built in the US not built by a US based firm, or final assembly….actual manufacturing jobs at home). this could help the auto industry and help jump start electric vehicle production while we (the gov) would get an actual product in return rather than another bailout.

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