ACT News 2017

Ryder System

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.”

Ryder Is Taking 125 Chanje eTrucks

November 3, 2017 in delivery vehicles, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Battery Vehicles to Be Based in California, New York, and Illinois

Maintaining its momentum with Chanje, Ryder System said Thursday that it’s begun taking delivery of 125 100% battery electric delivery trucks. Maintenance and charging equipment is to be installed in Ryder facilities to support Chanje EVs in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif. markets, as well as in Chicago and New York.

Ryder Backs Chanje, Its Third EV Partner

August 15, 2017 in Companies, delivery vehicles, Electric Drive, EVs, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Initial Order Placed for New All-Battery Delivery Trucks:
‘An Innovative Product That Will Help Reshape the Industry’
With Initial Deployments in California in the Coming Weeks,
Following Earlier EV Partnerships with Workhorse & Nikola

Ryder System will be the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, the California-based medium-duty electric vehicle and energy services company which announced plans for a new line of all-battery trucks late last week. The first are to be deployed in California within 30 days.

Ryder Renewable Diesel for San Fran

May 19, 2017 in Biofuels, Renewable Diesel by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘There Is No Pricing Difference for Our Customers’

Ryder System is now providing renewable diesel fuel at its facility in industrial San Francisco.

Workhorse to Ride with Ryder System

May 6, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Half-Ton W-15 PHEV Pickup Is Unveiled at ACT Expo 2017,
Ryder System Is to Distribute & Service the Workhorse Line

Workhorse unveiled its half-ton W-15 PHEV pickup at ACT Expo on Tuesday, as Ryder System said it would serve as both distributor and support partner for the W-15 and other Workhorse products.

Ryder with Nikola for New Class 8 H2 Truck

December 2, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ryder Named ‘Exclusive Nationwide Distribution & Maintenance Provider’
For Zero-Emission, 1,000-HP Class 8 Truck Aiming to Revolutionize Industry,
Nikola Plans Leasing and a Vertical Network of Hundreds of Fueling Stations:
Worthington for Cryogenic H2 Transport & Compressed Onboard Fuel Cylinders

Salt Lake City-based Nikola Motor named Ryder System “as its exclusive nationwide distribution and maintenance provider” as it yesterday evening unveiled the zero-emission Class 8 truck with which it hopes to revolutionize the trucking industry.

Clean Energy Mods for Cummins & Ryder

August 16, 2016 in CNG, Companies, Infrastructure, LNG, money awarded, NGVs, refuse, transit, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Releases Earnings Results & Outlines Recent New Business, Too

Clean Energy Fuels has been picked as a preferred vendor to provide natural gas upgrades for facilities in Cummins’s distribution business unit. Clean Energy FMS/Facility Modification Services will thus “assist Cummins with their continued support for natural gas vehicle implementations.”

Ryder’s 100 Million Miles on Natural Gas

August 9, 2016 in CNG, Companies, LNG, milestones, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘First Commercial Fleet Outsourcing Provider’ to Do So

Ryder System said this morning that its natural gas truck fleet has logged more than 100 million miles, and is “the first commercial fleet outsourcing provider to reach this significant milestone.

Ryder CNG Trucks for Postal Fleet Services

August 3, 2016 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Twenty Trucks in Four States Announced Today

Ryder System said this morning that it will supply 20 heavy duty compressed natural gas-fueled vehicles to support mail delivery operations in Lafayette, La., Jackson, Miss., La Vergne, Tenn., and Orlando. They will be added to existing diesel operations under a Ryder ChoiceLease full service agreement.


Postal Fleet Services will operate 20 CNG-fueled vehicles in four states under a full-service Ryder ‘ChoiceLease‘ agreement.

“We have the ability to respond to our customer’s additional needs in minutes,” Postal Fleet Services owner Don Dorris says in Ryder’s release.

“We can now continue to perform above their expectations, while operating more cost-efficiently and environmentally-friendly.

‘Their Help Is Critical’

“Ryder has been extremely responsive to our service needs, which makes us confident about our continued relationship as their help is critical to provide the logistics expertise, knowledge, and know-how needed to ensure that the fleet is operating at its best,” Dorris said.

“Ryder continues to see demand for natural gas vehicles from businesses that are looking through a longer term lens, and want to realize the environmental and fuel efficiency benefits,” said Ryder global fleet management solutions president Dennis Cooke.

90 Million Miles

Ryder says it has more than 90 million miles of experience with natural gas trucks, operating 22 NGV maintenance facilities, and employing more than 5,500 NGV trained maintenance and support personnel.

“With the deployment of the NGVs in Postal Fleets Services’ fleet in Tennessee and Mississippi,” the firm said today, “Ryder has now expanded its NGV offering into 16 states and two Canadian provinces.”

Ryder has CNG and LNG/liquefied natural gas customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin, and in Ontario and Quebec.

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Source: Ryder System with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

15 Ryder LNG Trucks for Shell Logistics

January 27, 2016 in Fleet Order, LNG by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Freightliners to Support Oil and Gas Operations on Gulf Coast

Ryder System said at Fleets & Fuels presstime today that it will supply 15 liquefied natural gas-fueled Freightliner Cascadia trucks to Shell to support oil and gas logistics operations in Lafayette, La. and Houston.

Clean Energy RNG Fuel for Ryder Trucks

November 12, 2015 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ryder Trucks in California to Use ‘Redeem’ Brand Biomethane,
Clean Energy to Provide Fuel Station Maintenance Services Too

Ryder System natural gas vehicles fueling in Orange and Fontana, Calif. will use “Redeem” brand renewable natural gas from Clean Energy Fuels, the companies said today. The agreement covers both CNG/compressed natural gas and LNG/liquefied natural gas.

Quantum CNG Modules Via Ryder

September 15, 2015 in CNG, Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Ryder Is Now Opening a New Frontier in CNG for Long Haul Trucking’

Quantum is stepping up its promotion of new 160- and 180-diesel gallon equivalent compressed natural gas fuel cylinder assemblies, noting that its three-tank Q-Cab160 and Q-Cab180 modules are now available through Ryder System.

Quantum’s 180-DGE Q-Cab180 back-of-cab CNG fuel cylinder assembly is ‘an industry masterpiece,’ the company says.

Quantum’s 180-DGE Q-Cab180 back-of-cab CNG fuel cylinder assembly is ‘an industry masterpiece,’ the company says.

“Ryder is now opening a new frontier in CNG for long haul trucking,” Quantum president and CEO Brian Olson said in a release.

“Quantum’s high quality and lightweight CNG fuel system modules are the most efficient and cost effective systems in the market and it’s this technology advantage that makes long haul CNG applications work,” Ryder supply management and global fuel products VP Scott Perry says in the Quantum announcement.

“Quantum’s new light weight systems are enabling the use of CNG in long haul applications and providing an excellent value proposition for our customers,” Perry said.

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Source: Quantum Fuel Systems with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

NAFTC Releases Fall Training Schedule

July 24, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Education, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, Hydrogen, LNG, NGVs, Propane, training by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Includes Hydrogen, Hydrogen Vehicle & Hydrogen Fleet Awareness Workshop,
Plus There’s a Natural Gas and Propane Fleet Workshop with Ryder on July 30

West Virginia University’s National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium has released its fall schedule for natural gas, electric drive, and hydrogen vehicle training courses.

Ryder CNG and LNG Trucks for WestAir

July 22, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

CNG Vehicles for Short-Haul Trips and LNG for Long-Haul

“WestAir Gases is powering big benefits with natural gas,” Ryder says in a new email campaign. The industrial gas supplier turned to Ryder when it wanted “a cleaner, greener way to move tanks and other equipment,” Ryder says.

Ryder Freightliners for Florida Dairy

May 28, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three CNG Trucks to Make Five 500-Mile Round Trips Daily

Ryder System is taking compressed natural gas trucks to its home state of Florida, reporting an agreement to lease three CNG trucks to M&B Products, “a state-of-the-art eco-friendly dairy farm.” The new trucks for M&B will be maintained by Ryder at its Tampa service facility, which it says has been engineered to handle natural gas trucks.

Ryder NGVs for Two Arkansas Fleets

May 22, 2015 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alpha Packaging and Boyd Metals Are Each to Get Seven Volvo VNLs
With Cummins Westport ISX12 G Engines, Quantum CNG Fuel Systems,
‘Stability of Natural Gas Fuel Costs,’ Environment Cited by Alpha’s Top Man

Ryder System’s fleet of leased compressed natural gas vehicles is expanding to Arkansas, where two existing Ryder customers have each signed up for seven new CNG-fueled Volvo tractors with 11.9-liter ISX12 G engines from Cummins Westport. The new trucks will have fuel systems from Quantum.

Alt Fuel Decision Webinar on May 21

May 14, 2015 in Alternative Fuels, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Presented by Fleet Owner and ACT Expo, Sponsored by Ryder System

Fleet Owner magazine and ACT Expo are presenting a webinar titled Making the Right Alternative Power Decision at mid-day on Thursday, May 21.

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