The multiple purchase orders from Ryder include Q-RailLITE™ and Q-CabLITE™ storage systems for heavy-duty truck applications. In May 2014, Quantum and Ryder entered into a long term agreement for the purchase and supply of complete CNG fuel systems for businesses that lease and rent NGVs from Ryder, which installs the technology using its network of certified installation facilities.
“Ryder is creating opportunities to speed the adoption of natural gas vehicles in commercial fleets,” said Brian Olson, President and CEO of Quantum. “Ryder’s leasing and rental business model and expertise in natural gas vehicle maintenance enable more businesses to experience the benefits of this new technology with minimal risk and maximum return on investment”.
The Q-RailLITE product line has been developed to be managed and installed on the traditional open rail-space. The Q-CabLITE product line is installed behind the cab allowing for a larger capacity of CNG.
Both systems have integral fuel receptacle(s), pressure gauge, safety systems (including shut-off valves), pressure relief device(s), pressure sensors and fuel metering subsystems (including pressure regulator and thermal management). Each of these modules contain Quantum’s proprietary, ultra-light Q-Lite® CNG storage cylinder, which further minimizes weight while increasing fuel capacity.