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Kenworth presents UPS with 50,000th PACCAR MX series engine

UPS received the milestone 50,000th PACCAR MX series engine installed in a Kenworth truck during a special ceremony. The PACCAR MX-13 engine comes with a new Kenworth T680 Day Cab that will serve UPS operations in the Seattle area. “Kenworth and UPS have an excellent relationship, and it’s great to recognize UPS with Kenworth’s 50,000th PACCAR

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Watch: New UPS truck safety features in action

Keeping everyone on the road safe should be a fleet’s No. 1 priority. That’s why UPS trucks will now use the Bendix Wingman Advanced system to improve safety in their vehicles. FE hits the road with the new UPS vehicles to see these new features in action. Fleet Equipment‘s Associate Editor Alex Crissey visited a closed course

Five truck trend takeaways from July

1. The summer months spell trouble for truck tires Rubber on the road, more commonly called “road alligators,” increase dramatically on the nation’s highways during the summer driving season. The majority of the motoring public clearly believes that these road alligators are caused by bad retreads; this is just not accurate. The alligators on the

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UPS increases use of renewable fuels

UPS has announced agreements for up to 46 million gallons of renewable fuels over the next three years, constituting a 15-fold increase over prior contracts and making UPS one of the largest users of renewable diesel in the world. The agreements with three suppliers of renewable fuels, secure access to an advanced renewable diesel fuel in

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UPS adopts innovative safety features for their fleets

UPS, which operates one of the nation’s largest commercial trucking fleets, is making collision mitigation technology standard equipment on on all of its new Class 8 trucks. The company plans on ordering more than 2,600 new Class 8 tractors in 2015 that will feature Bendix accident mitigation technology, which alerts drivers to moving and stationary

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Ongoing commitment: UPS, partners continue deployment of alternative fueled vehicles

Behind the recent announcement that UPS plans to build 15 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations is that the company is also planning to deploy 1,400 new CNG vehicles over the next year. The purchase represents a nearly 30% increase in UPS’s alternative fuel fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide. In the United States, UPS plans to

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Fleets set their sights on going electric

When Tony Earley, chairman, chief executive officer and president of PG&E Corp., the parent company of Pacific Gas and Electric Co., spoke recently at the Detroit Economic Club, he quickly laid out his vision for an environmentally cleaner, economically stronger and more energy-independent America. “One of the most important keys to such improvements is the

CNG usage is growing rapidly

It’s gratifying to see how rapidly compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) are being incorporated into both power generation and transportation. For several reasons, biofuels have not been able to keep pace. Gaseous fuels usage is increasing in spite of the fact that we still have no reasonable national energy policy. The

CNG usage is growing rapidly
Route planning for fuel efficiency

“Behind every brown package delivery vehicle is a strategy to economize fuel use,” reports UPS on its corporate website. “Our fleet strategy is making the best of today’s transportation technology through careful route planning that avoids unnecessary driving and saves fuel.” Careful route planning is fundamental to the way UPS does business, an essential element

PeopleNet applications determine the most efficient routes
The right parts keep trailers on the road

Providing OE-quality parts for trailers in a speedy fashion remains a high priority for Utility Trailer Manufacturing and the parts management team at its Parts Distribution Center in Batavia, Ohio, where they remain focused every day on meeting the parts-service needs of their customers who operate more than 350,000 Utility trailers through the 105 Utility

The UPS deployment strategy, plans to add propane-powered trucks

It would be an understatement to say that UPS has been fielding alternative fuel powered package delivery vehicles for a considerable amount of time. After all, the company’s first all-electric truck went into service in New York City—in 1934. Today, UPS remains an aggressive user of alternative fuel vehicles. It currently operates more than 3,150

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UPS invests in propane for US delivery fleet

UPS announced plans to purchase 1,000 propane package delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations at UPS locations. The investment in propane vehicles and infrastructure is approximately $70 million. The propane fleet will replace gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles used largely in rural areas in Louisiana and Oklahoma with other states pending. Operations will