UPS has set a new efficiency goal for its ground delivery fleet. The company is aiming for a 20 percent increase in overall miles per gallon from the years 2000 to 2020.
The company has already hit a 10 percent improvement for its ground vehicles from 2000 to 2009, which has saved 3.2 million gallons of fuel. The increase in mpg came from improved vehicle technology and maintenance, and fuel conservation efforts like better routing and minimizing idling. The addition of hybrid and alternative fuel trucks to the fleet has also boosted overall fuel efficiency.
UPS's goals also include reducing CO2 emissions from its airline by 20 percent by 2020, which would lead to a total reduction of CO2 emissions of 42 percent per package shipped since 1990.
written by Elemental LED staff, July 27, 2010
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