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UPS Lowered Accident Rate 1% in 2017

UPS lowered the frequency of accidents in its 119,000-vehicle delivery fleet in 2017 by 1% to 8.95 accidents per 100,000 hours of driving as it progresses toward its goal of reaching a rate of 8.75 accidents by 2020, the parcel delivery operator announced in its annual sustainability report.

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UPS Adds 700+ Natural Gas Vehicles to Fleet

UPS announced plans to build an additional five compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add more than 700 new CNG vehicles including 400 semi-tractors and 330 terminal trucks.

Kenworth to Work with UPS on SuperTruck II Project

Kenworth and UPS are collaborating on the Dept. of Energy's SuperTruck II program, using data from the shipping giant’s typical duty cycles to tune a fuel-efficient prototype truck.

Freightliner Custom Chassis Delivers 50,000th Chassis to UPS

A two-decade partnership among two of the most trusted and respected names in the work-truck and parcel-delivery industries reached a major milestone, as Freightliner Custom Chassis Corp. (FCCC) delivered its 50,000th chassis to UPS.

UPS to Deploy Electric Delivery Vehicles in London, Paris

UPS has announced a project with UK-based technology firm Arrival to develop a fleet of 35 electric delivery vehicles that will be trialed in London and Paris.

Clean Vehicle Tech Grows in Face of Shifting Regulations

Clean vehicle technology is advancing by leaps and bounds, but the direction it is moving is not always clear. A panel discussion at a recent alt fuel conference explored global trends in the space and the need for more certainty.

Freightliner Debuts CNG Models

Two new Freightliner Cascadia compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles were showcased for the first time at the 2018 ACT Expo Conference.

Earnings Watch: 5 More Fleets Report Improved 1st Quarter Results

Trucking companies releasing their first quarter earnings on Thursday continued a trend seen this earnings season of better results than a year ago, despite drags from winter storms, with Schneider and Old Dominion Freight Line setting company records.

Commentary: Don’t Let Fear of Change Mire You in Mediocrity

Some fleets may feel overwhelmed by all the new technology coming at them because they don’t have the expertise. Let’s face it, at the rate new technology is rolling in, no one really has the expertise yet, says Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge in her April editorial.

FedEx Orders 20 Tesla Semi Electric Trucks

FedEx says the 20 Semi, all-electric trucks will be operated by FedEx Freight in its less-than-truckload business unit.