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.