Ryder System Inc, a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced its fleet of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) has surpassed 100 million miles of operations, making it the first commercial fleet outsourcing provider to reach this significant milestone. Through this achievement, Ryder has gained substantial insight into the NGV industry and how to optimize this solution for customers looking to reduce costs and emissions.
“This latest milestone reinforces Ryder’s ongoing commitment to assist companies, across multiple industries reduce fuel costs, lower carbon output, and meet their environmental objectives,” said Robert Sanchez, Ryder chairman and chief executive officer. “Ryder plays an important role in advancing the environmental sustainability of commercial transportation and logistics. When companies outsource their transportation and logistics operations to us, they not only get cost efficiency, but also the benefits of our environmental expertise, infrastructure, maintenance, and industry-leading partnerships.”
Ryder has assembled a team of expertly trained technicians and has gained an extensive knowledge of natural gas and the rapidly evolving advanced fuels maintenance network. In addition, Ryder closely tracks emerging fleet technologies, incentive programs, and government rebates to deliver competitive lease and rental rates for customers interested in NGV solutions.
By reducing emissions and fuel consumption, Ryder has the ability to positively impact consumers, the economy, and society. This innovative approach to fulfill its responsibility to the environment and the communities where its employees live and work has changed the way that Ryder, and many of its customers, do business.
Ryder NGV Milestones 2011 to present:
• 2011--Ryder partnered with the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) to implement the nation’s most groundbreaking and innovative heavy-duty natural gas truck projects to date--purchasing and deploying more than 200 heavy-duty natural gas powered trucks. Today the Company has achieved 100 million miles with its NGV fleet operations, eliminating more than 35,269 MTCO2e of greenhouse gas emissions. Ryder has also replaced approximately 15.4 million gallons of diesel fuel with lower emission domestically produced natural gas.
• 2013--Ryder’s sustainability efforts expanded in 2013 when the Company opened its first natural gas fueling stations in its North American network to serve both the general public and Ryder lease and rental customers. The Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) stations are located at two of Ryder’s maintenance and fueling facilities in Orange and Fontana CA. Ryder also partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to switch the fuel at its stations in California to Clean Energy’s Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG), the cleanest fuel available today. By making the switch to RNG, Ryder is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 6,300 metric tons per year using current fuel volumes. This would be the equivalent of removing approximately 1,319 passenger cars from the road annually.
• 2015--Ryder announced one of the largest investments in its advanced energy portfolio: the launch of a new online NGV maintenance training program for its entire North American maintenance network. The program provides the Company’s entire technician workforce with knowledge of a wide array of NGV platforms and configurations in order to better serve customers who commit to converting all of or part of their fleets to natural gas. Ryder currently has 22 NGV maintenance facilities with more than 5,500 NGV trained maintenance and support personnel.
Ryder’s NGV fleet consists of compressed and liquefied NGVs serving customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin, and in both Ontario and Quebec, Canada.
For more information about Ryder’s NGV solutions visit http://www.ryder.com/en/solutions/alternative-fuels-solutions/natural-gas-solutions.aspx.