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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.

CleanFuel USA Propane for UPS

March 5, 2014 in Propane, WorkTruck2014 by Rich Piellisch  |  1 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.

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


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.

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.

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.

Ten CAP Dual Fuel Macks for UPS

August 10, 2013 in Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  1 Comments

Genesis Edge Dual Fuel System to Be Tested on Ten MP8 Tractors

UPS is providing ten Mack Pinnacle day cab tractors with 13-liter MP8 engines to be converted to natural gas-diesel operation with the U.S. version of the Genesis Edge system from Clean Air Power.


UPS Boosts LNG Plans, Adds CNG

July 22, 2013 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Kenworth Fleet to Be Augmented, Macks & CNG in New Plan
‘Every Tractor We Buy for Domestic Ops Will Be Natural Gas’

UPS is adding even more natural gas vehicles to its existing fleet of 112 LNG tractors, augmenting recently announced plans for some 700 new LNG trucks with word that it would add 250 more, plus 35 fueled by CNG – all part of an additional $75 million for natural gas transportation to be invested by the end of 2014.

Clean Energy LNG for GE Locomotives

June 18, 2013 in CNG, Companies, LNG, Rail by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pact Disclosed in Clean Energy’s Road to Natural Gas, Volume IV

Clean Energy Fuels has an agreement with GE Transportation – its first for rail – to provide liquefied natural gas for a GE initiative to test LNG locomotives, according to the fourth edition of Clean Energy’s Road to Natural Gas, released Monday.


UPS Plans for 800-Plus LNG Trucks

April 25, 2013 in Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Initial’ $18 Million for Four Fueling Stations by End of 2014

UPS says it expects to have the most extensive private liquefied natural gas fleet in the U.S. by end of 2014. The package delivery/logistics powerhouse has confirmed plans to purchase approximately 700 additional LNG vehicles and to invest $18 million to build fueling stations in Knoxville, Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and in Dallas, Texas.

Many More LNG Trucks for UPS

April 23, 2013 in Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Texas CEQ Grants Money for New Kenworth Vehicles Under TNGVGP
As AGL’s Pivotal LNG Publicizes Deal to Supply LNG to UPS in Tennessee

UPS has Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) funding for approximately 130 new liquefied natural gas trucks. The Texas purchases alone will more than double the package and logistics firm’s existing fleet of 112 Kenworth tractors, which operate primarily out of Southern California and Las Vegas.

Abney of UPS Is an ACT Expo Keynoter

April 9, 2013 in Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘When It Comes to Green Fleet Technology, We Are Constantly Challenging Ourselves’

David Abney, chief operating officer of UPS, will be a keynote speaker at ACT Expo 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Mack Pinnacle LNG Tractor for UPS

March 22, 2013 in CNG, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Axle Back Tractor Has CWI’s New ISX12 G Engine

Mack Trucks unveiled its natural gas Mack Pinnacle axle back model tractor with 11.9-liter ISX12 G engine by Cummins Westport, Inc. during the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville this week. The LNG-fueled vehicle was built for UPS and shown in UPS brown livery.

Brown at Brown Calls for More EVs

February 5, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

UPS Has Taken Delivery of First 50 of 100 EVI Trucks

California Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. EPA regional administrator Jared Blumenfeld called for more electric vehicles as UPS celebrated the deployment of its first pure battery electric delivery vans from Electric Vehicles International, of Stockton, Calif.

updated on February 11

UPS Adding 40 Hydraulic Hybrids

October 7, 2012 in Fleet Order, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FCCC Chassis with Parker Drives for Baltimore and Atlanta

UPS is adding 40 new Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp vehicles with series hydraulic hybrid drivelines by Parker Hannifin – 20 “immediately” in Baltimore and 20 more in Atlanta by year-end.

First EVI Battery Trucks to UPS

August 5, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  1 Comments

Stockton, Calif.-based Electric Vehicles International has begin delivery of 100 fully battery electric delivery trucks to UPS.

post updated on August 13


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