HHP 2015


UPS Biomethane in Memphis & Jackson

December 21, 2015 in Biofuels, Biomethane, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Estimated 15 million DGEs per Year for 140-Plus Trucks, Gas Sourced from Landfill to Be Converted Directly to LNG UPS said late last week that it will use biomethane to fuel upwards of 140 heavy duty trucks in Memphis and Jackson, Miss. behind a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) and Atmos Energy Marketing. updated December 23 & 29 Read More

UPS Orders 125 Workhorse E-Gens

September 9, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Nearly All-Electric Vehicles for Seven States for the First Half of 2016: ‘Vehicles Are a Bridge to the Delivery Trucks of Tomorrow,’ UPS Says UPS said this morning that it’s purchased 125 hybrid electric delivery trucks from Workhorse “as part of a broader program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with greater range and performance.” Read More

UPS Renewables, UPS Sustainability

August 4, 2015 in Biofuels, Companies, Publications by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Renewable Hydrocarbon Diesel from Neste, REG and Solazyme UPS has publicized agreements with Neste, Renewable Energy Group and Solazyme for as much as 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.” Read More

Clean Energy Fuels Redeem RNG for UPS

May 5, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Biofuels, Biomethane, CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Three California Stations to Provide About 1.5 Million Gallons per Year UPS said at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas today that it’s agreed with Clean Energy Fuels to purchase Redeem brand renewable natural gas, and that UPS fueling stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles are to begin pumping the landfill-derived RNG this month. Read More

TruStar for UPS 1,400 & Indiana’s CityBus

April 13, 2015 in CNG, Infrastructure, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
15 Stations in 11 States to Support 2,000 UPS Vehicles: Ariel Compressor Units for All, Packaged by ANGI Energy TruStar Energy is trumpeting its role in fueling existing and additional compressed natural gas vehicles operated by UPS. A total of 15 new compressed natural gas stations in 11 states will fuel more than 2,000 NGVs operated by UPS once the freight and package delivery firm’s 1,400 new vehicle are deployed. updated April 14 Read More

Agility Facilitates 1,600 NGVs for UPS

April 1, 2015 in CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
New Tanks with Hexagon Lincoln for the Huge New CNG Order, As Agility Supplied the LNG Systems for Earlier UPS Trucks Too Agility Fuel Systems released details today about the role it's played in supporting UPS's drive to be one of leading practitioners of alternative fuel transportation in the U.S. Read More

1,400 CNG Trucks for UPS, 15 CNG Stations

April 1, 2015 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Brown Ups the NGV Ante with Monster Order for Trucks, Infrastructure: Business for TruStar, Kenworth, FCCC, Agility, Quantum, Landi Renzo, GAS UPS disclosed plans today to build 15 fueling stations to support its purchase and planned deployment of 1,400 new compressed natural gas vehicles over the next year – “a nearly 30% increase to UPS’s current industry-leading alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet of 5,088 vehicles worldwide.” updated April 2 Read More

Luxfer CNG Tanks for GAS Truck Upfits

March 3, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
G-Stor Pro Type IIIs for Some 200 Vehicles in 2014, More to Come Luxfer is promoting use of its G-Stor Pro brand Type III compressed natural gas fuel cylinders by Green Alternative Systems in Elkhart, Ind. GAS is using the Luxfer tanks to convert a fleet of Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp trucks to CNG operation. Read More

UPS Getting 18 Amp All-Battery Trucks

December 15, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
H-GAC and CTE Backing Deployment in Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, HGAC Notes That It’s Seeking Project Partners for ‘At Least’ Another 12 UPS will deploy 18 fully battery electric delivery vehicles from Ohio’s Amp Trucks in the Houston-Galveston-Brazoria of Texas, the Houston-Galveston Area Council and the Center for Transportation and the Environment reported this morning. Read More

Congress Looks at Natural Gas Vehicles

December 9, 2014 in Biomethane, CNG, Legislation, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
House Votes to Restore Expired Incentives for This Year But Not Next As Senate Subcommittee Takes Testimony from GNA and Industry Experts Who Raise the Key Issue of Excise Tax Equitability for LNG as a Truck Fuel The U.S. Congress has seen action on natural gas vehicles, with the House of Representatives voting to restore important incentives for NGVs that expired at the end of 2013. Separately, a Senate Finance subcommittee took testimony from industry experts, including Rich Kassel, senior VP with Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, at a hearing titled Natural Gas Vehicles: Fueling American Jobs, Enhancing Energy Security, and Achieving Emissions Benefits. Read More

UPS Memphis Work Includes LNG Fueling

July 1, 2014 in Infrastructure, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Distribution Facility Upgrades Include an LNG Fueling Station UPS is talking up a major expansion of its package distribution facility adjacent to Tennessee’s Memphis International Airport, noting that the site has recently seen installation of a liquefied natural gas fueling station as well. Read More

CleanFuel USA Propane for UPS

March 5, 2014 in Propane, WorkTruck2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
CleanFuel USA to Provide LPI Liquid Propane Injection System And Says It Will Provide Fueling for Some of 50 Planned Locations, UPS’ $70 Million Investment Focuses on Rural Routes, LA and OK First CleanFuel USA announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis this morning that UPS will be using its Liquid Propane Injection system in its planned purchase of 1,000 propane autogas package delivery trucks. CleanFuel USA will also provide “multiple” fueling stations out of 50 planned across the U.S. Read More

UPS Plans for 900-Plus LNG Trucks

January 27, 2014 in LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Several Suppliers and Transporters Are Supporting Brown,
Jacksonville, Chicago, Indianapolis Getting the Most Trucks

LNG-fueled Kenworth T800 in UPS brown.

LNG-fueled Kenworth T800 in UPS brown.

UPS plans to have deployed between 900 and 1,000 liquefied natural gas-fueled tractors at more than a dozen locations by August, with Jacksonville, CACH (the firm’s Chicago Area Consolidated Hub) and Tennessee each getting more than 100, according to a company deployment plan. Texas will have 80 LNG trucks, mostly in Houston, by the end of this first quarter.

Several fuel suppliers and at least one LNG transport specialist are now talking up their roles.

So Far It’s Kenworth and Mack

As of October, UPS had deployed 114 LNG trucks (as well as 895 compressed natural gas vehicles), VP Scott Lavery said at the World LNG conference in Houston last week.

“The current order is with Kenworth and Mack,” Lavery says of the 2014 plans. Other suppliers may yet participate, but “At this point it’s a Kenworth and Mack show,” he told F&F.

Also in October, UPS expanded on a major LNG commitment disclosed earlier at ACT Expo 2013 in Washington, D.C., outlining plans for an investment of some $50 million to build nine more LNG fueling stations for a total of 13, all to be operational by the end of 2014, supporting the operation of approximately 1,000 trucks (F&F, October 14).

GP Strategies for UPS Fueling Facilites

GP Strategies is building the 13 LNG fueling stations, which come in addition to a long-standing UPS facility for LNG fueling in Ontario, Calif., east of Los Angeles.

Mack Trucks unveiled its LNG-fueled Pinnacle axle back tractor in UPS livery at MATS 2013 in Kentucky last year.

Mack Trucks unveiled its LNG-fueled Pinnacle axle back tractor in UPS livery at MATS 2013 in Kentucky last year.

AGL Resources’ Pivotal LNG will supply LNG for two UPS stations in Tennessee and for one Jacksonville – where Clean Energy Fuels has just opened a public station, naming UPS as a customer. Jacksonville is getting the most LNG trucks of all the UPS locations: 128 tractors. Nashville and Knoxville already have 66 and 56, respectively, according to the deployment plan as revealed by Lavery.

Indianapolis-based Kinetrex Energy said in October that it is modifying two existing utility peak shaver plants, at a cost of some $14 million, to produce natural gas for five LNG fueling stations at UPS distribution hubs in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri. The UPS plan indicates that Indianapolis will have 73 LNG trucks by mid-year.

Wyomissing, Pa.-based UGI Energy Services said this month that it’s expanding its LNG production facility in eastern Pennsylvania in part to supply UPS trucks. There are to be 49 based in Harrisburg by the end of October.

An LNG-LNG rig operated by the Kenan Advantahe Group

An LNG-LNG rig operated by the Kenan Advantahe Group

Jack B. Kelley

Ohio’s Kenan Advantage Group said this month that its Merchant Gas Group has completed a transportation agreement with UPS to deliver LNG to 11 of the 13 new fueling hubs. Kenan-Merchant Gas subsidiaries include the pioneering LNG trucker Jack B. Kelley and Cryogenic Transportation.

“We are currently fueling the first two UPS LNG hubs in Knoxville and Nashville,” Jack B. Kelley president Mark Davis says in a Kenan release. “Our operations will include nine additional hubs in Texas and the Midwest.”

“With our combined fleet of over 500 power units and 400 cryogenic trailers (including 35 LNG) we are well poised to successfully manage this growing and exciting business with UPS,” David said. “Our North American footprint also allows us to grow into just about any region required by this valued customer.”

In addition to its NGVs, UPS has 102 all-electric vehicles, 380 hybrid electrics, 41 hydraulic hybrids, and 18 propane vehicles in the U.S., Lavery said in Houston.

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Source: UPS with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Clean Energy LNG Said a Florida First

January 20, 2014 in CNG, Companies, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
‘ANGH’ LNG Stations Opened in Illinois & in Fontana, Calif. Too As Supplier Trumpets Multi-Year CNG Deal for 580 DART Buses And Renewing Customer Smithtown Sees More CNG Acceptance Clean Energy Fuels is talking up the opening of the first liquefied natural gas fueling station in Florida, as well as the opening of America’s Natural Gas Highway LNG stations in Pontoon Beach, Ill., and Fontana, Calif. updated January 21 Read More

More Pivotal LNG for UPS Trucks

January 14, 2014 in LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Second Agreement Adds Florida Fuel to Tennessee Sites Pivotal LNG has forged a second agreement to supply liquefied natural gas for UPS trucks. The AGL Resources unit will supply fuel in Jacksonville, Fla., augmenting a ten-year, 500,000-gallon-per-month agreement reached in April 2013 to supply LNG for UPS facilities in Knoxville and Nashville, Tenn. Read More

Kinetrex LNG for UPS Truck Fleet

October 25, 2013 in LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Indianapolis Plants to Be Outfitted for Tanker Loading In Support of Five Tractor Fueling Stations at UPS Hubs Kinetrex Energy is investing some $14 million to fit two Indianapolis area natural gas liquefaction plants with LNG tanker loading docks. Fuel from the two facilities will be trucked to supply five LNG fueling stations being built at UPS distribution hubs in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri, Kinetrex says. Read More

UPS Says It’s Putting $50 Million into LNG

October 14, 2013 in Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments
Plans for 13 Stations Supporting 1,000 Trucks by End 2014 As GP Strategies Trumpets Contract to Design & Build Them UPS has greatly elaborated on its plans for liquefied natural gas trucks announced at ACT Expo 2013 in Washington, D.C. this past June, pledging an investment of some $50 million to build nine more LNG fueling stations for a total of 13, all to be operational by the end of 2014. “The enhanced LNG fueling infrastructure will support the operation of approximately 1,000 UPS LNG tractors that will displace more than 24 million gallons of diesel fuel annually,” UPS says. Read More

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