Ryder System announced this week it has surpassed 30 million miles with its fleet of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas tractors. The company, which began its natural gas vehicle program in 2011, has replaced approximately 4.6 million gallons of diesel fuel with lower emission domestically produced natural gas. Ryder’s natural gas fleet operations serve customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as Canada.
“We continue to see demand for natural gas vehicles from businesses looking to reduce costs and advance the environmental sustainability of their fleets,” says Dennis Cooke, Ryder’s president of Global Fleet Management Solutions.
In addition to renting or leasing natural gas vehicles to customers, Ryder’s Flex-to-Green Lease allows customers to start with a diesel-powered vehicle and then convert to a natural gas vehicle after the first full year of the lease.