36 LNG and 284 CNG Tractors with 37 Customer Ops
In California, New York, Arizona, Michigan & Louisiana
Ryder System reported today that its pioneering fleet of natural gas trucks – available for rent or lease – has logged more than 15 million miles. The fleet consists of 36 liquefied natural gas and 284 compressed natural gas tractors, currently running in 37 customer operations in California, New York, Arizona, Michigan, and Louisiana.
Ryder estimates that since initial deployment in spring 2011 (the program was launched in conjunction with ACT Expo organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher Gladstein, Neandross & Associates), the natural gas trucks have displaced approximately 2.3 million gallons of diesel fuel with domestically produced natural gas, and reduced emissions by more than 5,290 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.
“Our leasing and rental offerings make Ryder uniquely positioned to help businesses take advantage of these new technologies with less downtime and other risks associated with ownership, so they can experience the cost-saving and environmental benefits,” Ryder chairman and CEO Robert Sanchez said in a release.
“We believe natural gas is the most viable alternative fuel solution for commercial trucking because it is clean, efficient, cheap, and abundant,” Sanchez said. “It is good for our customers, as well as our communities and the country.”
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 diesel with the option to convert to a natural gas vehicle at any time following the first full year of the lease.
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Source: Ryder System with Fleets & Fuels follow-up