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Ryder Natural Gas Truck Fleet Powers Past Six-Million-Mile Mark

Ryder System, Inc. reports that its fleet of 250 natural gas vehicles have surpassed six million miles. The fleet consists of 35 liquefied natural gas and 215 compressed natural gas tractors, running in 32 customer operations in California, Arizona and Michigan.

Since deploying its natural gas truck program in 2011, the vehicles have replaced approximately 923,000 gallons of diesel fuel with domestically produced natural gas and reduced emissions by more than 2,300 MTCO2e (metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions).

"Ryder is uniquely positioned to help the alternative fuel vehicle industry reach critical mass," said Greg Swienton, chairman and CEO of Ryder. "Our commercial rental and leasing model enables businesses to take advantage of these new technologies with less downtime and other risks associated with ownership. We will continue to help businesses jump-start their alternative fuel programs with innovative solutions that drive both environmental and cost-saving benefits.

"We are also leveraging the scale of our natural gas vehicle program to improve our understanding of the technology and to provide input about our experiences to manufacturers and other stakeholders," Swienton said. "As a leader in alternative fuel solutions for the commercial transportation industry, we are committed to sharing these insights so the market can continue to make investments that ultimately bring down cost and improve performance of new technologies like natural gas vehicles."

For additional information about Ryder's natural gas vehicle program, click here.

Source: Ryder

Since deploying its natural gas truck program in 2011, the vehicles have replaced approximately 923,000 gallons of diesel fuel with domestically produced natural gas and reduced emissions by more than 2,300 MTCO2e (metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions).

"Ryder is uniquely positioned to help the alternative fuel vehicle industry reach critical mass," said Greg Swienton, chairman and CEO of Ryder. "Our commercial rental and leasing model enables businesses to take advantage of these new technologies with less downtime and other risks associated with ownership. We will continue to help businesses jump-start their alternative fuel programs with innovative solutions that drive both environmental and cost-saving benefits.

"We are also leveraging the scale of our natural gas vehicle program to improve our understanding of the technology and to provide input about our experiences to manufacturers and other stakeholders," Swienton said. "As a leader in alternative fuel solutions for the commercial transportation industry, we are committed to sharing these insights so the market can continue to make investments that ultimately bring down cost and improve performance of new technologies like natural gas vehicles."

For additional information about Ryder's natural gas vehicle program, click here.

Source: Ryder