UPS: Delivering Savings

UPS is famous for cutting energy use—and costs. Delivery drivers’ routes are plotted to maximize the number of right turns compared to potentially time-wasting left turns. The company has developed an advanced airplane ground traffic system to slash fuel-wasting taxiing time. It’s even experimenting with airplane landing patterns that allow planes to glide to a landing, rather than requiring the usual corrective bursts of power, which eat up fuel.

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