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Clean Energy LNG for Ryder for Toyota

November 21, 2017 in LNG, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Station in Kentucky to Support 20-Truck Fleet

Clean Energy said at Fleets & Fuels presstime that it’s secured a four-year contract from Ryder System to provide liquefied natural gas fuel for a fleet of 20 trucks “that move goods for Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc., Toyota’s largest manufacturing facility in North America located in Georgetown, Ky.”

“We have the opportunity and ability to continually reduce the environmental impacts of our operations and those of the customers we serve,” Ryder senior director for advanced vehicle technologies and energy products Chris Nordh says in this morning’s Clean Energy announcement. “LNG as a transportation fuel helps us reduce our vehicle emissions,” he said.

The vehicles are expected to consume approximately 380,000 GGE/gasoline gallon equivalents of LNG per year, Clean Energy says.

“We are seeing a trend in shippers selecting carriers that demonstrate a commitment to the environment,” said Clean Energy VP Chad Lindholm says in today’s release.

‘Perfect Fit’

“Natural gas is a perfect fit for carriers because not only is it cleaner, it’s abundant, is available today, performs every bit as well as diesel, and makes sense economically.”

There are seven Freightliner and 13 Peterbilt trucks in the Toyota fleet, Ryder senior director for advanced vehicle technologies and energy products Chris Nordh told F&F.

Toyota unveiled a CNG-fueled car hauler in Southern California exactly two years ago (F&F, November 24, 2015).

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Source: Clean Energy Fuels with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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