LNG and CNG Tractors in Nine U.S. States and Canada
Natural gas trucks operated by Ryder System have now logged more than 30 million miles. The Ryder NGV fleet consists of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas 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,” states a release.
“We continue to see demand for natural gas vehicles from businesses looking to reduce costs and advance the environmental sustainability of their fleets,” Ryder global fleet management solutions president Dennis Cooke said in the milestone announcement.
“When companies outsource to Ryder, they get the benefits of our extensive experience operating and maintaining natural gas fleets, so they can reduce risk, maximize performance and speed return on investment,” he said.
Ryder notes that customers can tap into an extensive knowledge of natural gas and rapidly evolving alternative fuels maintenance network, with trained and experienced technicians, for the safe operation, maintenance, and fueling of NGVs. The Ryder alt fuels sales team “can also help businesses determine which vehicle configurations work best for their specific applications.”
GNA Helped Out
Ryder actively monitors public and private incentive programs throughout the U.S. and Canada to leverage those areas that offer incentives.
The NGV program at Ryder got its start as Gladstein, Neandross & Associates, now the publisher of Fleets & Fuels, helped secure key grants worth nearly $20 million through entities including Sanbag, San Bernardino Associated Governments. The program was launched in connection with GNA’s first ACT Expo, in Southern California in May 2011.
Ryder continues to operate NGV fueling stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations, and offers LNG at its Fulton, Ga. maintenance facility.
For those interested in seeing alt fuel history made again, ACT Expo 2015 takes place May 4-7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas.
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Source: Ryder System with Fleets & Fuels follow-up