National Clean Fleets Partner: Ryder


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Fast Facts


Joined the National Clean Fleets Partnership: June 2011


Headquarters: Miami, FL


Operations: North America, Mexico, Europe, Asia

Ryder has compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles, along with natural gas–compliant maintenance facilities, in California, New York, Michigan, Arizona, Texas, Utah, Georgia, and Louisiana. In 2013, Ryder opened the first natural gas fueling stations in its North American network to serve both the general public and Ryder lease and rental customers.

Clean Fleet News

Ryder Becomes First Commercial Fleet Provider to Surpass 100 Million Natural Gas Vehicle Miles

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc. announced 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.

For more information, see the full press release.

Postal Fleet Services Selects Ryder for Natural Gas Vehicle Solution in Four States

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, announced that Postal Fleet Services, Inc. signed a Ryder ChoiceLease Full Service agreement for 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting mail delivery operations in Orlando, Fla., Lafayette, La., Jackson, Miss., and La Vergne, Tenn.

Postal Fleet Services has relied on Ryder for fleet leasing and maintenance solutions for more than 10 years. The 20 CNG fueled vehicles will now be added to the existing fleet of Ryder diesel-powered vehicles that already supports Postal Fleet Services’ mail distribution operations. The vehicles will be serviced by Ryder’s maintenance network of best-in-class natural gas trained technicians within Ryder’s maintenance facilities that meet the unique compliance requirements for servicing advanced fueled vehicles.

“With Ryder’s help, our team is committed to providing our customer with the best overall delivery service while also helping them achieve the best transportation value in the industry,” said Don Dorris, Owner of Postal Fleet Services. “Postal Fleet Services takes pride in being a mail delivery contractor where we have the ability to respond to our customer’s additional needs in minutes. We can now continue to perform above their expectations, while operating more cost-efficiently and environmentally-friendly. Ryder has been extremely responsive to our service needs, which makes us confident about our continued relationship as their help is critical to provide the logistics expertise, knowledge, and know-how needed to ensure that the fleet is operating at its best.”

“Ryder continues to see demand for natural gas vehicles from businesses that are looking through a longer term lens, and want to realize the environmental and fuel efficiency benefits,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke. “When companies outsource to Ryder, they get the benefits of our extensive experience operating and maintaining natural gas fleets, so they can reduce risk, maximize performance, speed return on investment, and focus on driving what matters to them – managing their core business and servicing their customers.”

Ryder is the leader in natural gas vehicle (NGV) solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 90 million miles of experience, 22 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 5,500 NGV trained maintenance and support personnel. With the deployment of the NGVs in Postal Fleets Services’ fleet in Tennessee and Mississippi, Ryder has now expanded its NGV offering into 16 states and two Canadian provinces. Ryder has CNG and Liquefied natural gas (LNG) customers in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin and in both Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Ryder also operates Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations where Ryder has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to offer renewable natural gas, the cleanest fuel available today.

For more information, see the full press release.

Ryder to Fuel Fleets with 100% Renewable Natural Gas in California

MIAMI & NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.– Ryder System, Inc. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an agreement for Ryder to take the bold step in switching the fuel at their stations in Orange and Fontana, CA, to renewable natural gas (RNG), the cleanest fuel commercially available today. The fuel at the two stations will be available in both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to individual and public fleet vehicles.

“Our decision to use 100% renewable natural gas is based upon our ongoing commitment to ensuring we are delivering solutions that help our customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” said Scott Perry, vice president of Supply Management and Global Fuel Products, Ryder System, Inc. “With RNG we achieve that with a 100% renewable fuel.”

By making the switch to RNG, Ryder is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 6,300 metric tons per year using current fuel volumes. This would be the equivalent of removing approximately 1,319 passenger cars from the road annually.

For more information, see the full press release.

Ryder's Natural Gas Truck Fleet Surpasses 30 Million Miles

MIAMI – Ryder System, Inc., a leader in commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, recently celebrated a major milestone as the company's fleet of liquefied natural gas and compressed natural gas vehicles surpassed the 30-million mile service mark.

"We continue to see demand for natural gas vehicles from businesses looking to reduce costs and advance the environmental sustainability of their fleets," said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke. "When companies outsource to Ryder, they get the benefits of our extensive experience operating and maintaining natural gas fleets so they can reduce risk, maximize performance, and speed return on investment."

Through the deployment of its natural gas vehicle program, the company has displaced approximately 4.6 million gallons of diesel fuel since 2011. Ryder's natural gas fleet operations serve customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as Canada.

In addition to making its natural gas vehicles available for rent or lease, Ryder has also implemented a "Flex-to-Green Lease" program, designed to ease a business' transition to a greener fleet. Businesses that opt for Ryder's Flex-to-Green Lease 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. Flex-to-Green customers also enjoy all the maintenance and service benefits of a standard Ryder Full Service Lease, which may include substitute vehicles during unexpected downtime.

For more information, see the full press release.