U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Clean Cities

Becoming a National Clean Fleets Partner

Photo of a man fueling a UPS delivery truck with compressed natural gas.

UPS began incorporating alternative fuels and advanced vehicles into its fleet in the late 1980s. Today, the company operates nearly 2,700 vehicles that run on electricity, compressed natural gas, and other alternative fuels.

Large private fleets can make significant reductions in their petroleum use by participating in the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The initiative provides fleets with specialized resources, expertise, and support to incorporate alternative fuels and fuel-saving measures into their operations.

The National Clean Fleets Partnership is open to fleets that own or have contractual control over at least 50% of their vehicles and have vehicles operating in multiple states. To become a partner, a fleet must sign a partnership agreement and provide baseline data on its operations.

To participate in the National Clean Fleets Partnership, contact Mark Smith at the U.S. Department of Energy or your local Clean Cities coordinator.

Once a fleet becomes a Clean Fleets partner, a Clean Cities account manager works one-on-one with fleet representatives to create a customized strategy to reduce petroleum use. The account manager also identifies Clean Cities coalitions in areas where the fleet operates and connects the fleet with appropriate fuel providers and equipment manufacturers.

Partnership Benefits

Clean Fleets partners receive hands-on assistance at the national and local levels to find the most cost-effective ways to decrease petroleum use.

Benefits of joining the Clean Fleets Partnership include:

  • Entry into Clean Cities: Get streamlined access to the national network of Clean Cities coalitions.
  • Information exchange: Participate in discussion groups and peer-to-peer activities to exchange information, best practices, and lessons learned.
  • Technical assistance: Receive customized assistance that spans the gamut of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.
  • Tools and resources: Use Clean Cities' diverse selection of fleet-specific tools to help you navigate the world of alternative fuels.

More Information

For more information, read the National Clean Fleets Partnership fact sheet.