adding alternative fuel
vehicles to truck fleets
Sep 26, 2011 10:29 AM
Ryder System Inc (NYSE: R) has launched its new Flex-to-Green lease offering, making it easier for private fleet operators to jump-start their sustainability programs with the option of incorporating alternative fuel vehicles into their fleets.
The company’s alternative fuel fleet includes compressed and liquid natural gas vehicles offered in select markets, as well as hybrid vehicles available in most US markets. Ryder currently supports natural gas vehicles in Southern California and Arizona. As the firm’s capabilities and infrastructure to support natural gas vehicles are expanded, the Flex-to-Green lease option will be offered in those new markets.
“Ryder is committed to making it as easy as possible for customers to implement sustainable transportation solutions,” said Robert Sanchez, president of global fleet management solutions for Ryder. “The new Flex-to-Green offering makes sustainable efficiency simple by providing a flexible product that enables customers to incorporate alternative fuel vehicles into their fleet when they are ready.”
As a provider of commercial truck leasing, Ryder can influence and reach a broad, diverse customer base to improve access to alternative fuels and vehicle technologies nationally.
In April 2010, the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) Board collaborated with Ryder as its fleet partner in a groundbreaking ceremony for its heavy-duty natural gas truck rental and leasing project. As part of the project, which aims to improve air quality in Southern California, 202 heavy-duty natural gas-powered trucks are being deployed into Ryder’s Southern California operations network. The firm’s customers can access these natural gas-powered vehicles through short-term rentals, long-term leases, or dedicated logistics services.
Ryder has constructed new natural gas refueling stations and will maintain vehicles at three maintenance shops in Fontana, Orange, and Rancho Dominguez CA. Each maintenance facility is being equipped for indoor repair of natural gas vehicles.
The Flex-to-Green offering is available immediately. For more information, visit www.ryder.com/flextogreen.
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