National Clean Fleets Partner: Ryder

Photo of two heavy-duty Ryder trucks that run on natural gas.

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.

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  • 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

Ryder Launches Natural Gas Vehicle Project

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July 11, 2013

Ryder opens two natural gas fueling stations in California

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, announced that it has opened the 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, California—two key facilities serving the southern California region. The two facilities are part of a larger project that will displace more than 1.5 million gallons of diesel fuel annually with natural gas.

"The completion of these two LCNG fueling stations is a critical milestone demonstrating Ryder's commitment to the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles," stated Robert Sanchez, chairman and chief executive officer for Ryder. "As a provider of full-service lease, commercial rental fleet, and third-party logistics services, our business model puts us in a unique position to enable more fleets to convert to natural gas and realize the benefits of this cost-effective, clean, and domestic energy source. We are proud to make this investment in fueling infrastructure, which will further support the wider adoption of natural gas vehicles for commercial transportation."

Each Ryder fueling location has three pumps—two for compressed natural gas and one for liquefied natural gas. Ryder's contractual customers will be able to access the LNG and CNG pump areas of Ryder's facilities specifically configured for large commercial vehicles. Passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks also will be able to access CNG pumps in a separate area easily accessible to the general public.

Stations built to LCNG specifications are considered the "gold standard" in natural gas fueling. LCNG stations rely on LNG delivered via tanker trailers. As a cryogenic liquid, and due to the extremely cold temperatures of the gas, LNG is stored on-site in specially insulated cryogenic tanks. The liquid is then dispensed as an on-highway fuel for LNG vehicles, or warmed, vaporized, and compressed for fueling CNG vehicles. Not only does this process produce the cleanest CNG fuel, but it also keeps the fuel colder and therefore results in a better fill and faster dispensing—both crucial for efficient fueling and operation of commercial fleet applications.

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