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Anheuser-Busch, Ryder Join to Convert Distributor's Diesel Fleet in Houston to Natural Gas

Ryder System has partnered with Anheuser-Busch to replace the beer company's 66 diesel tractor fleet in Houston with compressed natural gas-powered engines.

Anheuser-Busch, Ryder Join to Convert Distributor's Diesel Fleet in Houston to Natural Gas

The companies say the move is expected to reduce 2,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year when adjusting emissions reduction for consumption rates.

This marks Anheuser-Busch’s first conversion of an entire fleet and Ryder’s largest natural gas vehicle deployment to date.

The CNG conversion comes as the 2014 football season kicks off one of the company’s busiest shipping periods of the year — with 17 million cases of beer shipped by the Houston fleet during third quarter.

Anheuser-Busch is one of only a few large, heavy-haul shippers to complete a full fleet conversion to alternative fuel power vehicles.

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The companies say the move is expected to reduce 2,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year when adjusting emissions reduction for consumption rates.

This marks Anheuser-Busch’s first conversion of an entire fleet and Ryder’s largest natural gas vehicle deployment to date.

The CNG conversion comes as the 2014 football season kicks off one of the company’s busiest shipping periods of the year — with 17 million cases of beer shipped by the Houston fleet during third quarter.

Anheuser-Busch is one of only a few large, heavy-haul shippers to complete a full fleet conversion to alternative fuel power vehicles.

Read Full Article

Anheuser-Busch, Ryder Join to Convert Distributor's Diesel Fleet in Houston to Natural Gas