A photo of two freight trucks in front of a Ryder sign.

Implementation of natural gas for truck fleets benefits the environment, enhances the company’s alternative-fuel experience, and adds momentum for customers to “lease green.”

Ryder System, Inc., a National Clean Fleets Partner and a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, recently celebrated a major milestone as the company’s fleet of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas vehicles surpassed the 30-million mile service mark.

“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. “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.”

Through the deployment of its natural gas vehicle program, the company has displaced approximately 4.6 million gallons of diesel fuel since 2011. Ryder’s natural gas fleet operations serve customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as Canada.

In addition to making its natural gas vehicles available for rent or lease, Ryder has also implemented a “Flex-to-Green Lease” program, designed to ease a business’ 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. Flex-to-Green customers also enjoy all the maintenance and service benefits of a standard Ryder Full Service Lease, which may include substitute vehicles during unexpected downtime.

Through the National Clean Fleets Partnership, Clean Cities works with large private fleets to cut petroleum use. The initiative provides fleets with resources, expertise, and support to incorporate alternative fuels and fuel-saving measures into their operations.

For more information, see the full press release.

  • Kathryn Ruckman, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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