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UPS Canada Increases Alternative Energy Fleet with Natural Gas

In a move bringing the company closer toward plans to have 50 per cent of its Canadian fleet running on alternative fuels by the end of 2018, new CNG-powered vehicles joined UPS Canada’s growing alternative energy fleet. Seven CNG highway tractors and 40 delivery trucks were added to the current Canadian fleet of over 2,900 package cars, tractors and shifters. Presently, more than 40 percent of the fleet in Canada runs on alternative fuels.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve our impact on the communities within which we operate,” said Floyd Bristol, vice-president of automotive, UPS Canada. “These new vehicles are another step in the right direction.”

As part of the previously announced $500 million investment in UPS Canada, the CNG fueling station has been built in Vancouver, B.C. in collaboration with FortisBC. The Vancouver station will join more than 50 other natural gas operating stations strategically located across the US and outside the US in Tamworth, United Kingdom.

On June 26, UPS will release the 2017 Sustainability Report which outlines progress the company has made in reaching global sustainability goals, including aims to replace 40 percent of all ground fuel with sources other than conventional gasoline and diesel.