“With the support from SANBAG to offset acquisition costs, we’ll be able to take advantage of natural gas as a fuel source, which is a less expensive, cleaner, and less volatile fuel than diesel,” said Eric Schiffer, CEO of 99 Cents Only Stores®. “Not only will this allow us to have a quieter, cleaner-burning, and more neighborhood friendly fleet, it will also help us keep our transportation operations as efficient as possible, which is an important part of our strategy to continue providing our customers with great value.”
Moreover, Ryder’s President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke, stated: “Some of the heavy duty natural gas vehicle technologies available on the market today can be just as effective as the more traditional diesel engines but also provide a significant environmental and cost benefit. We’re honored to have been chosen by 99 Cents Only Stores as their fleet partner and look forward to working with them to help them reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their cost reduction goals.”
Source: Ryder System, Inc.