UPS Canada announced in February 2008 that it would be rolling out 139 additional cleaner-burning, propane delivery trucks. The majority of these vehicles will be deployed in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta and the rest distributed between British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The propane vehicles joined roughly 600 propane trucks already operating in Canada. With the addition of these vehicles, more than a third of UPS Canada’s 2,000 package delivery vehicles will be running on low-carbon fuel.
The 139 new propane trucks are expected to reduce UPS’s carbon dioxide emissions by a total of 254 metric tonnes per year, the equivalent weight of 80 UPS trucks. This would be a 35 per cent improvement compared to conventional gas engines. Additionally, particulate matter emitted from vehicles will be virtually eliminated.