Ryder Touts Mileage Milestone for Natural Gas Fleet

Commercial transportation and supply chain management company Ryder System Inc. says its fleet of more than 500 natural gas vehicles recently surpassed a total of 20 million miles on the road.

The fleet consists of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG) tractors that serve over 40 customer operations in California, New York, Texas, Arizona, Michigan, Utah, Georgia and Louisiana. Ryder's first NGVs were put into service in 2011 and have since displaced more than 3 million gallons of diesel fuel.

‘As a provider of full-service lease, commercial rental and dedicated transportation services, our business model puts us in a unique position to enable more fleets to convert to natural gas,’ says Robert Sanchez, Ryder's chairman and CEO.

In addition to its rent and lease options, Ryder also offers its Flex-to-Green Lease program. Fleets that opt for the program start out with a diesel-powered vehicle and then have the option to convert to a natural gas vehicle at any time following the first full year of the lease.

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