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February 22, 2006

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You're right, it is a good start and it would be amazing if they converted their whole fleet.

According to their Web site's Facts at a Glance (2004), UPS has a delivery fleet of 88,000 package cars, vans, tractors, motorcycles.

To applaud them for their recent shift to "50 hybrid vehicles to their fleet and 4,100 low-emission conventional vehicles" and to encourage them to shift their entire fleet to clean energy -

E-mail them online at (I just did and it was easy - this is the link to their General Questions e-mail form): http://www.ups.com/forms/e-mail/general?loc=en_US

Or, write them at:

UPS Corporate Headquarters
55 Glenlake Parkway, NE
Atlanta , GA 30328
United States

FYI -

Here's the response I got from UPS (it's encouraging, but they use vague terms like "minimize dependence on fossil fuels". Well, by how much?) Still, I think it's important for them to hear from customers on these issues.

Dear Melissa:

Thank you for the information. Our long-term goal is to minimize dependence on fossil fuels, and we will get there by deploying a wide variety of new automotive technologies in our fleet.

UPS is the world’s largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain services, offering an extensive range of options for synchronizing the movement of goods, information and funds. Headquartered
in Atlanta, Ga., UPS serves more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. UPS’s stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange (UPS), and the company can be found on the Web at UPS.com.

Please contact us if you need any additional assistance.

Pat Rains
UPS Customer Service

I can't believe they include that boilerplate "About UPS" information in the body of the email, and not as an addendum at the end of the communication!

Thanks for updating us with their response.

yes the status are right. more info on them can be found http://peterdawson.typepad.com/scmv20/2005/01/monday_morning_.html

As Melissa, indicates its a start. To convert the whole fleet is something that will take a big amount of $$$

As for the BiolerPlate, what can I see, most of the companies actually dont communication effectively !!

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