This is the first facility completed under the Ryder/SANBAG Natural Gas Vehicle project, a USD38.7 million initiative funded as part of a joint public/private industry partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, the California Energy Commission, and Ryder System, Inc., which when fully implemented will involve two CNG stations and three maintenance facilities.
“The completion of Rancho Dominguez as a natural gas-compliant maintenance facility is a critical milestone demonstrating Ryder’s commitment to alternative fuel vehicle use,” stated Robert Sanchez, President, Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder. “We are excited that Ryder customers will now be able to start taking advantage of this cost-effective and clean alternative energy source.”
Also as part of the Ryder/SANBAG project, Ryder will deploy a total of 202 heavy-duty natural gas trucks in the region, which include 182 Freightliner Business Class M2-112 tractors featuring the Cummins ISL-G engine. The initial Freightliner’s delivery was celebrated during the opening at Rancho Dominguez, and a first 70-truck order will be completed by the end of May.
Source: Ryder System, Inc.