40 More Class 8s as Part of $100 Million CNG Expansion
UPS will add 40 Class 8 trucks fueled by compressed natural gas as it expands its package-handling facility in San Antonio. Each of the new CNG tractors will displace approximately 25,000 gallons of diesel fuel each year with clean burning natural gas.
The project includes a new private-access CNG fueling station by TruStar Energy. San Antonio is one of a dozen sites named when UPS announced a $100 million expansion of its CNG operations earlier this year (F&F, March 15).
“UPS continuously invests in our integrated delivery network,” UPS Red River district president Craig Wiltz said in a release.
‘Population and Business Growth Throughout Texas’
“Population and business growth throughout Texas are driving demand for our services and this facility expansion exemplifies one aspect of our ongoing approach to meeting that demand.”
The project will add capacity for more than 150 more delivery vehicles – “package cars” – increasing the San Antonio site’s delivery fleet to more than 340.
The San Antonio building sits on more than 40 acres of land and serves UPS customers in Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Wilson, Medina and Kendall counties. The expansion is expected to be complete mid-2017.
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