UPS to convert 10 Macks to dual-fuel

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United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) says it will convert 10 of its Mack MP8 engines to dual fuel this fall.

Clean Air Power will provide its new Genesis EDGE Dual-Fuel for the trucks. UPS has been operating nine Caterpillar C12 tractor units with Clean Air Power’s dual-fuel system since 2002, and each has completed more than 1 million miles.

“UPS is one of the most innovative leaders in the development of natural gas vehicles in the United States,” John Pettitt, Chief Executive of Clean Air Power, says.

In April 2013, UPS announced that it will buy 700 liquefied natural gas-fueled trucks and construct four refueling stations by the end of 2014.

The 10 newly-converted trucks will operate out of the UPS facility in Ontario, Canada, which has an on-site LNG/CNG fueling station on site. UPS says the trucks will travel more than 100,000 miles per month, and are expected to be fully operational in October.