UPS signs deal to fuel fleet with renewable fuels

UPS has announced it intends to supply its fleet in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi, US with an estimated 15m diesel gallon gas equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing, LLC.

Mark Wallace, UPS senior vice president global engineering and sustainability said, “UPS operates one of the most diversified fleets in private industry today, and renewable natural gas is a critical part of our strategy to expand our fuel sources and minimize the environmental impact associated with growing customer demand,” adding, “We are using methane that otherwise would be released into the atmosphere as a greenhouse gas emission and converting it to power our trucks while helping to promote the use of this renewable fuel in transportation.”

The deal is part of an initiative announced earlier this year by UPS to significantly expand its use of renewable natural gas in UPS’s alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet.

The RNG is expected to fuel more than 140 heavy duty trucks in Memphis and Jackson.