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Eco-Friendly Couriers

UPS Goes Green

— April 2, 2008 — Tech
UPS has recently deployed natural gas vehicles to it's delivery fleet. 167 new trucks are now in Texas, Georgia, and California. Natural gas vehicles run far cleaner than gasoline or diesel vehicles and their fuel costs are about 33% less. UPS is reducing an estimated 20 percent in emissions.

Implications - Consumers are increasingly demanding corporate social responsibility standards; to respond to this desire, major corporations all over the world are making eco-friendly changes in the way they do business. Electric delivery vans, natural gas vehicles and electric cars are just some of the ways businesses are changing their logistics strategies; this theme will only continue as "green" technology becomes more widely accessible.
Trend Themes
1. Eco-friendly Delivery Vehicles - Businesses are investing in natural gas and electric vehicles to reduce emissions and costs, creating an opportunity for companies to innovate in green logistics.
2. Corporate Social Responsibility - Consumers are increasingly demanding eco-friendly business standards, inspiring companies to create environmentally responsible solutions and services.
3. Green Technology Advancements - As green technology becomes more readily available, there is increasing room for companies to pioneer more sustainable and efficient logistics strategies.
Industry Implications
1. Logistics and Delivery - The delivery industry is undergoing rapid changes as companies strive to create more sustainable and eco-friendly solutions, providing opportunities for innovation in logistics.
2. Automotive Engineering - As eco-friendly vehicles become more commonplace, there is a need for automotive engineers to create advanced solutions that are efficient, sustainable, and affordable.
3. Electric Vehicle Infrastructure - With the rise of electric vehicles, there is a growing need for innovative infrastructure solutions such as charging stations and battery management systems.
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