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Ryder Inc. Active in This Week’s ACT Expo Truck Talks

May 1, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: ACT Expo, Fleet Management, Fuel
ACT Expo Sponsor Ryder Inc. Active in Next Week’s Truck Talks

Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, is a platinum sponsor of the 2015 Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo.

The Expo, North America’s largest alternative fuel and clean vehicle technology conference, will be held from May 4 through 7 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

Scott Perry, Ryder’s vice president of supply management and global fuel products, and Natalie Putnam, Ryder’s vice president of integrated marketing strategy and planning, will be speaking on panels at the event. Ryder will also have a booth (No. 1737) that will feature one of the company’s Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) vehicles that is currently being used by Anheuser-Busch through Ryder’s full service lease offering.

Perry is responsible for Ryder’s advanced fuel vehicle offering, which includes leading the company’s successful commercial natural gas truck deployment into 10 markets in North America. He will speak on the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) panel titled, “Trucking Efficiency Summit: Fleet Confidence in Technologies,” which will take place on May 6 at 2:30 p.m. CST inside the main Expo Hall.

He will discuss the fuel-saving benefits of current vehicle technologies and how to facilitate the deployment of alternative clean technology vehicle fleets with outsourced transportation solutions such as rental and leasing. Perry will also be involved in NACFE’s Natural Gas Workshop on May 4 between 1 and 5 p.m. CST, where small group discussions will uncover the benefits and challenges of adopting various technologies including 6×2 axles, idle-reduction devices, electronic engine parameters and automated transmissions and will include real-world examples of how fleets implemented various technologies and overcame challenges.

Putnam is responsible for developing strategic marketing plans to support Ryder’s product and vertical industry groups, and has more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the transportation industry. She will participate in the Women in ACT Summit and speak on a panel titled, “Creating a Culture for Success: Companies that Lead.” The panel will be led by Women in Trucking Vice President Ellen Voie on Monday, May 4 at 1 p.m. CST inside the main Expo Hall. The Women in ACT Summit will showcase female leaders and companies that are shaping the future of clean transportation.

Ryder is the leader in natural gas vehicles solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 30 million miles of experience, 17 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 1,300 NGV trained technicians.