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PERC Straight Talk: 1,000 for UPS

May 20, 2014 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  Comments Off on PERC Straight Talk: 1,000 for UPS

Seventh in Series of Videos Focuses on 1,000 Propane Trucks for UPS

UPS area automotive manager Kelly Pruitt and colleagues Chad Clark and Robert Mendez explain why the package delivery giant is fielding 1,000 propane autogas delivery trucks. They do so in the seventh of a series of “Straight Talk” videos, freely accessible on the web, prepared by the Propane Education & Research Council and extolling the use of propane autogas for fleet vehicles of different types.

This is the seventh of the PERC Straight Talk
videos debuted by Fleets & Fuels

Propane autogas has allowed UPS to take alternative fuels from urban to rural areas.

Propane autogas has allowed UPS to take alternative fuels from urban to rural areas.

“Our strategy has always been to look for technologies that make financial sense as well as have a significant environmental impact,” Pruitt says.

“The propane autogas technology was very appealing to us,” he adds. “It gives us the ability to expand out alternative technologies to more of the rural areas…

Kelly Pruitt, UPS area automotive manager for Georgia and the Carolinas

Kelly Pruitt, UPS area automotive manager for Georgia and the Carolinas

UPS’s Propane 1,000 Was Announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis

“This gives us the ability to branch out a little bit further.”

CleanFuel USA announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis early this past March that UPS will be using its Liquid Propane Injection system in its planned purchase of 1,000 propane autogas package delivery trucks (F&F, March 5).

CleanFuel USA said too that it will provide “multiple” fueling stations for UPS out of 50 planned across the U.S.

Click here for PERC’s “Straight Talk” Video Series


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SOURCE: Propane Education & Research Council with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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