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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