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Ryder Converts its Commercial Trucks to High-efficiency Engine Oil

January 20, 2015 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News

Ryder System Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, said today that it is has just converted its entire bulk oil program to low-viscosity, high-efficiency engine oil.

The 10W-30 oil is now being used to service all Ryder lease, rental, and maintenance customer vehicles as part of the company’s regular preventive maintenance program.

By using the more efficient oil, Ryder said customers will be able to achieve up to a 1.5 percent improvement in fuel economy. In addition, the move will translate into a collective reduction of almost 110,000 metric tonnes of carbon (CO2e) emissions annually.

“As a leader in our industry, we have a unique opportunity and ability to improve cost efficiencies and reduce the environmental impacts of our operations, as well as those of the tens of thousands of customers we serve,” said Scott Perry, vice president of Supply Management and Global Fuel Products for Ryder. “This initiative is the latest example of proactive steps we take to continually improve the performance and sustainability of our customers’ fleets.”

Ryder uses about three million gallons of engine oil in its operations each year. Through the company’s automotive waste recycle and reuse program, Ryder annually recycles three million gallons of used oil, 100,000 million gallons of oily water, 12,000 drums of used oil filters, 47,000 gallons of solvent and 100,000 automotive batteries. This program results in a reduction of more than 22,000 metric tonnes of CO2e.

Ryder’s preventive maintenance service leverages a nationwide network of 800 locations and 5,000 trained technicians to provide regularly scheduled maintenance and optionally take care of major repairs when and where they’re needed. Ryder technicians keep customers trucks in excellent mechanical condition and inspection-ready. With national coverage, customers can enjoy the same high-quality Ryder service anywhere their vehicles travel.