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A Smart Solution to Wasted Truck Journeys

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​​Innovating to cut carbon emissions

Until 2009, double-deck trailers would deliver consignments of 20 tractor cabs built at CNH Industrial’s factory in Croix, north-eastern France, to the New Holland Agriculture plant in Basildon, UK, where the manufacture of tractors is completed. Because the trailers had top decks that were fixed in place and the finished tractors were too tall to fit, they would drive back to Croix empty.

The Final Delivery

How the World Food Program provides life-saving food assistance and a pathway to self-sufficiency
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When Jeremias Ngwenya opened his eyes one morning last March in Mozambique, he remembers exactly how he felt.

He rested upon a soft, white mattress with a faded blue flower print, just underneath a teal-colored mosquito net. Small rays of sun burst through the uneven spaces in the walls of tethered reeds surrounding him.

UPS Launches eBike Solution in Pittsburgh

UPS Provides Cycling Solutions to Help Address Urban Challenges
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ATLANTA, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced the launch of an eBike that will deliver packages in Pittsburgh, Pa. The electrically-assisted tricycle will help reduce carbon emissions in addition to traffic, noise and air quality challenges in Pittsburgh. The deployment is part of UPS’s Cycle Solutions and the company’s Rolling Laboratory, which tests alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles.

Whirlpool's Problem Solvers

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — Instead of just volunteering, more than two dozen Whirlpool Corp. workers took part in a team-building exercise Tuesday that simultaneously solved a few kinks for a nonprofit organization.

In an effort to put their training to the test, workers from Whirlpool’s North American Region International Logistics team spent half the day at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s warehouse in downtown Benton Harbor to evaluate the boxing-cycle process.

UPS Unveils First Extended Range Fuel Cell Electric Delivery Vehicle

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  • First-of-its-Kind, Zero Tailpipe Emissions, Class 6 Delivery Truck
  • Uses Fuel Cell to Energize Vehicle Propulsion System
  • Prototype to Start Street Testing Later This Year
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  • First-of-its-Kind, Zero Tailpipe Emissions, Class 6 Delivery Truck
  • Uses Fuel Cell to Energize Vehicle Propulsion System
  • Prototype to Start Street Testing Later This Year

The UPS Foundation Commits $14.1 Million To Humanitarian Relief & Community Safety

Investing in the Enhancement of Humanitarian and Public Health Supply Chains in Africa and Around the World
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ATLANTA, March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - From imbedding its logistics experts with the United Nation’s agencies to vaccine tracking programs to drones delivering medical supplies, The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), is taking on global humanitarian relief and community safety in a big way. This year, The UPS Foundation will award $14.1 million in grant funding and in-kind support to advance humanitarian relief and community safety initiatives around the world.

UPS Invests More Than $90 Million In Natural Gas Vehicles And Infrastructure

Building six new CNG fueling stations and adding nearly 450 alternative fuel vehicles
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ATLANTA, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced plans to build an additional six compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations and add 390 new CNG tractors and terminal trucks and 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles to its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet. UPS further cements its leadership in the alternative fuel market while continuing to reduce its environmental footprint with this more than $90 million investment in natural gas.

Kimberly-Clark Receives U.S. EPA 2016 SmartWay® Excellence Award

Award Recipients are Top Environmental Performers and Leaders in Freight Supply Chain Efficiency
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DALLAS, February 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has been honored as an industry leader in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency with its seventh SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Kimberly-Clark was one of nine companies in the shipper and logistics category to receive this distinction, which recognizes the best environmental performers among SmartWay’s 3,500 members.

Reducing Empty Miles Through Coyote

How Coyote Logistics helps us replace empty miles with efficient trips
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An empty mile is distance traveled by a vehicle with no cargo on board. In 2015, UPS acquired a Chicago based logistics company, Coyote Logistics, that specializes in filling empty miles.

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