UPS® Canada increases its alternative energy fleet
Jun 21, 2018
The world’s largest package delivery company launches compressed natural gas fueling station and vehicles in Vancouver B.C.
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO – (June 21, 2018) – (UPS: NYSE) On June 21, in a move bringing the company closer toward plans to have 50 per cent of its Canadian fleet running on alternative fuels by the end of 2018, new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles joined UPS Canada’s growing alternative energy fleet. Seven CNG highway tractors and 40 delivery trucks were added to the current Canadian fleet of over 2,900 package cars, tractors and shifters. Presently, more than 40 per cent of the fleet in Canada runs on alternative fuels.
Roger Dall'Antonia, President and CEO, FortisBC
“As an environmentally conscious business, UPS Canada has taken the initiative to reduce its carbon footprint and lower fuelling costs by choosing natural gas,” says Roger Dall’Antonia, president and CEO of FortisBC. “This is the first Canadian province that UPS Canada chose to enter with natural gas vehicles because of the incentive funding provided by FortisBC which assists with the purchase of new CNG vehicles as well as our support in building and operating a fuelling station. UPS Canada now joins numerous fleet owners and operators across North America making the switch to natural gas so they can save on fuel costs and shrink their environmental footprint.”