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Ryder First Truck Fleet to Surpass 100 Million Natural Gas Vehicle Miles

August 16, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, Image, News
Ryder First Truck Fleet to Surpass 100 Million Natural Gas Vehicle Miles

Ryder System Inc., has announced that 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.”

With expertly trained technicians and an extensive knowledge of natural gas and the rapidly evolving advanced fuels maintenance network, Ryder is a proven leader in this space. 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.

Beverage Container Recycler, UBCR also announced that it is renewing its natural gas vehicle lease with Ryder for its entire truck fleet, becoming the first Ryder customer to transition from first generation NGVs to the latest available technology.