Ryder offers a rapidly evolving alternative fuels maintenance network, along with trained and experienced technicians, to ensure the safe operation, maintenance, and fueling of NGVs. Its sales team can also help customers determine which vehicle configurations work best for their specific applications. Besides, the company has the “Flex-to-Green Lease” solution that allows businesses to start out with a diesel-powered unit and then have the option to convert to an NGV at any time following the first full year of the lease.
In July, 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. The LCNG stations are located at two of Ryder’s maintenance and fueling facilities in Orange and Fontana, California.
“We believe that natural gas is a sustainable solution for the industry for a number of reasons. Energy volatility is a permanent reality and diesel prices are trending upward, investments in fueling infrastructure are growing, new engine technologies are coming onto the market that will help expand natural gas applications for commercial transport, supply is abundant and domestic, and interest among Ryder customers and prospects is high,” commented Scott Perry, Vice President, Supply Management, Ryder, to NGVJournal.US earlier this year.