Ryder Reaches 30 Million Miles on Natural Gas
Ryder System, Inc., a North American leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, has achieved a significant milestone with its fleet of natural gas vehicles surpassing 30 million miles. The fleet consists of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors serving customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as in Canada.
Since deploying its natural gas vehicle program in 2011, Ryder has replaced approximately 4.6 million gallons of diesel fuel with lower emission domestically produced natural gas.
“We continue to see demand for natural gas vehicles from businesses looking to reduce costs and advance the environmental sustainability of their fleets,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke.
In addition to making natural gas vehicles available for rent or lease, Ryder’s “Flex-to-Green Lease” solution is designed to ease the transition to a greener fleet. Businesses that opt for Ryder’s Flex-to-Green Lease start out with a diesel-powered vehicle and then have the option to convert to a natural gas vehicle at any time following the first full year of the lease.
Ryder currently operates Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations. Ryder also offers LNG fueling at its Fulton, Ga. maintenance facility.