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Stop Idling and Get Moving: UPS’s Tips For Fuel Conservation
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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, which means millions of people will hit the nation’s back roads and highways en route to vacation destinations. In fact, AAA reports that an additional 500,000 cars will hit the road this Memorial Day weekend compared to last year although many will stay closer to home. Stop and go traffic, poor vehicle maintenance and cars laden with vacation gear can reduce fuel economy significantly.

With 100,000 drivers on the road throughout the world, we have mastered the art and science of fuel conservation. Via a combination of technology and driver behavior, UPS avoided driving more than 63.5 million miles in one year with an associated emissions avoidance of 68,000 metric tonnes.

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Ready….Set…Hot Rod!

The 2011 Hot Rod Magazine Power Tour® is considered one of the finest performance automotive events in the world. This 7-day, 7-city tour began at the Port Canaveral Space Coast on Saturday, June 4. More than 4,500 hot rods and performance vehicles will wind their way over 1,600+ miles and the tour will make its final pit stop in Detroit on Friday, June 10.

And, UPS has got some skin in this game as the official carrier of this year’s tour. Along the way at various tour stops, UPS will recognize select “Long Haulers,” those intrepid hot rodders who make the entire journey from beginning to end, nightly with complimentary shipping boxes for collectibles and goodies collected along the tour. Once the tour culminates in Detroit, the Long Haulers can have their items shipped home to them by UPS at no cost.

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Brownie Points: Fun Facts About the Color Brown

Want to earn some brownie points for your next trivia game? Since our busy holiday delivery season is at hand, you might want to make yourself an expert with these fun facts about UPS’s favorite color.

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