Across the country, businesses, government agencies and other organizations that operate vehicle fleets turn to natural gas vehicles (NGVs) for their transportation needs. Natural gas is one of the cleanest, most affordable fuels available today, and vehicle makers offer more NGVs every year.
UPS, the world's largest package-delivery and logistics company, operates one of the nation's largest NGV fleets. Its iconic brown delivery trucks are instantly recognizable, but what many people don't know is that UPS is truly committed to the environment. The company has used alternative-fuel vehicles including NGVs to transport packages for years, and in 2014 most of the new tractor-trailers UPS puts on the road will be powered by natural gas.
Longtime employee J.D. Baker, who works at the UPS facility in Ontario, California -- one of the first UPS facilities to adopt NGVs -- says their NGVs are reliable, get great mileage and provide plenty of power on the region's notorious mountain roads like The Grapevine and the Tejon Pass.
"They're also a great conversation piece," J.D. told us. "People in the community see 'Natural Gas Vehicle' on the side and ask us about it."
By using more natural gas, UPS reduces emissions, while taking advantage of an affordable fuel that powers a massive delivery fleet traveling thousands of miles every week.
In this video, J.D. explains why he's proud of his company's commitment to the environment as well as the communities it serves and how NGVs are an important way of showing that commitment.
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