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Ryder Signs Natural Gas Lease Deal with Northeast Foods

October 31, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News

Ryder System, Inc. a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, said Northeast Foods has signed a full-service lease agreement for 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors.

Northeast Foods, a baking company and food distributor based in Baltimore, Md., will use the trucks to support its distribution and delivery operations that exclusively service McDonald’s Corp. Northeast Foods has been a key supplier to the McDonald’s fast food chain since 1965 and is now the largest supplier of buns in the United States.

This will be Ryder’s first natural gas lease customer in Maryland. Ryder will provide maintenance for the 25 CNG vehicles from Ryder’s Baltimore service facility, which is being upgraded for compliance with natural gas standards.

“With several years of experience operating and maintaining natural gas vehicles, we are in a unique position to help businesses leverage our expertise by making advanced fuel vehicles available through our lease and rental arrangements,” said Dennis Cooke, Ryder’s president of Global Fleet Management Solutions.