U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
National Clean Fleets Partner: Ryder
Ryder has compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles, along with natural gas–compliant maintenance facilities, in California, New York, Michigan, Arizona, Texas, Utah, Georgia, and Louisiana. In 2013, Ryder opened the first natural gas fueling stations in its North American network to serve both the general public and Ryder lease and rental customers.
Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: June 2011
Headquarters: Miami, FL
Operations: North America, Mexico, Europe, Asia
Strategies and Technologies: Compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, hybrid electric vehicles, electric vehicles, idle reduction, telematics
For additional information contact the Clean Cities National Clean Fleets Partnership account manager, Mark Smith.
Clean Fleets News
January 28, 2015
Ryder's Natural Gas Truck Fleet Surpasses 30 Million Miles
MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc., 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.