Ryder places order for 202 heavy-duty natural gas trucks
Apr 01, 2011 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Ryder System, Inc., a provider of commercial transportation and supply chain management solutions, has placed an order for 202 heavy-duty natural gas vehicles.
The vehicle order is part of Ryder's agreement with the San Bernardino Associated Governments to launch a heavy-duty natural gas truck rental and leasing project in Southern California.
Ryder will begin taking delivery of the vehicles in April, and expects to have the full order integrated into its fleet by September. Ryder will also begin work this month to upgrade the first of three existing maintenance facilities in its network to be properly equipped for the indoor servicing of natural gas vehicles and will soon commence construction of two natural gas fueling stations.
"We are excited about taking these first important steps to kick off what is proving to be one of the most innovative and large-scale commercial natural gas truck projects in North America," stated Robert Sanchez, President of Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder. "This project reinforces our ongoing commitment to deliver environmentally-sound and cost-effective transportation solutions, while serving as a model for how to successfully implement alternative fuel programs in large commercial truck operations."
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