MIAMI, Fla. — Ryder System says it has become the first commercial fleet provider to surpass 100 million miles with natural gas-fueled vehicles.
“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 CEO. “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.”
“Ryder is making proactive investments to ensure our maintenance employees are knowledgeable and skilled in the safe operation and maintenance of NGVs,” added Scott Perry, Ryder vice-president of supply management and global fuel products. “Well-maintained vehicles of any kind are better for the environment, with reduced emissions and improved fuel consumption. Traditional shops must go through a modification process to meet stringent industry and government safety standards for NGV maintenance and technicians must receive extensive, specialized training. Ryder is now in a position to train any existing, or new, technicians on the latest NGV technologies, further demonstrating our commitment to develop the best-in-class technician workforce.”
Ryder’s natural gas fleet includes vehicles in Quebec and Ontario.