UPS

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August 2, 2016

UPS Reaches Alternative Fuels Goal a Year Early

UPS has achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles with its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned, the global delivery company announced.

July 29, 2016

Earnings Watch: UPS, YRC, Saia, ArcBest, Universal

The week wrapped up with more fleets reporting their second-quarter earnings. Like many that have already advised, profits for three were lower, while the largest trucking company in the nation and another a few years ago that was on the brink of extinction showed improvements.

July 13, 2016

ATA Chairman Receives 17th Halladay Award

Pat Thomas, current American Trucking Associations chairman and senior vice president for state government affairs at UPS, has been named the 17th recipient of the J.R. “Bob” Halladay Award.

June 30, 2016

Fuel Economy at Any Size

UPS has 90,000 trucks, tractors and package cars around the world is known for its push to adopt alternative fuels and powertrains, which run “green miles.” But the greenest miles are the ones you never run, says the giant parcel carrier.

June 20, 2016

Commentary: Electric on the Cheap?

With a new twist engineered by giant United Parcel Service and the tiny Cincinnati-based Workhorse Group, once a Navistar property, the electric hybrid is looking better than it has in quite some time.

May 13, 2016

ATRI Taps UPS Freight’s McArdle for Board Seat

The American Transportation Research Institute has appointed UPS Freight President Rich McArdle to the board of the nonprofit research organization.

May 10, 2016

UPS Expands San Antonio Fleet, Adds CNG Tractors

UPS is expanding its San Antonio, Texas, package processing facility in a move that will add 150 more delivery vehicles and 40 Class 8 tractors powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).

May 3, 2016

UPS Adds 2-Cylinder Engine to Hybrids to Boost Range

UPS has extended the range and improved the fuel economy of 125 of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks, the logistics company announced.

April 28, 2016

Earnings Watch: UPS Jumps; YRC Improves; ODFL, Universal Lower

UPDATED -- Another day, another raft of earnings reports on Thursday from the nation’s publicly owned trucking companies. Continuing a trend this first quarter, the companies' numbers are as varied as the services they offer.

March 18, 2016

TruStar to Build UPS CNG Fueling Stations

UPS has awarded a contract to TruStar Energy to build and maintain 12 new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations for the delivery company, TruStar has announced.

March 15, 2016

UPS to Invest $100M in CNG Trucks and Infrastructure

UPS plans to invest $100 million in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet, adding 12 new compressed natural gas fueling stations and 380 CNG trucks.

February 25, 2016

UPS Safe Driver Group Grows to More than 8,700

UPS has announced 1,613 drivers have joined the ranks of its elite “Circle of Honor,” raising to 8,703 the number of drivers who have not had an avoidable accident for 25 years or more.

February 23, 2016

UPS Goes Green With Workhorse

UPS purchased 125 new technology hybrid-electric delivery trucks manufactured by Workhorse Group Inc., as part of a broader program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with greater range and performance.

February 2, 2016

Earnings Watch: UPS, USA Truck, Ryder Report Profit Gains

UPS Inc. reported its profit skyrocketed in the fourth quarter of the year, totaling $1.33 billion compared to $453 million a year earlier as the company also beat an earnings forecast. USA Truck and Ryder also saw higher profits.

January 13, 2016

UPS Rolls Out RNG in Two States

UPS has put steps in place to supply its fleet for Memphis, Tenn. and Jackson, Miss. with an estimated 15 million 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.

January 12, 2016

Q&A: ATA Chairman Pat Thomas on What's Ahead in Lobbying

Pat Thomas, senior vice president of State Government Affairs for UPS, and current chairman of the American Trucking Associations, speaks to HDT on the lobbying year ahead.

December 18, 2015

UPS to Power 2 Fleets with Landfill Methane

UPS will supply its fleet in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson, Miss., with an estimated 15 million 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.

October 29, 2015

UPS Deploys Electric Step Vans in Texas

UPS has begun using 18 battery-electric delivery trucks in the Houston-Galveston area of Texas and projects a savings of 1.1 million gallons of diesel fuel over 20 years with the move, the parcel company has announced.

October 27, 2015

Earnings Watch: Swift, UPS, PAM, Roadrunner

Some of the nation’s largest fleets have reported mixed financial results or expectations as the freight environment in the third quarter has remained soft.

October 23, 2015

Behind UPS' Decision to Make Collision Mitigation Standard

While UPS announced that it would be making collision mitigation technology standard on its Class 8 trucks, the decision had its beginnings as far back as 2012.

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