July 12, 2013
Ryder said Thursday it has opened its first natural gas fueling stations in the company’s North American network.
Each site is open to the general public and Ryder lease and rental customers.
The Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) stations are located at two of Ryder’s maintenance and fueling facilities in Orange, Calif. and Fontana, Calif. – two key facilities serving the Southern California region. The two facilities are part of a larger project which Ryder says will displace more than 1.5 million gallons of diesel annually with 100 percent domestically produced low-carbon natural gas.
“The completion of these two LCNG fueling stations is a critical milestone demonstrating Ryder’s commitment to the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles,” Robert Sanchez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Ryder, says. “As a provider of full service lease, commercial rental fleet, and third party logistics services, our business model puts us in a unique position to enable more fleets to convert to natural gas and realize the benefits of this cost-effective, clean, and domestic energy source. We are proud to make this investment in fueling infrastructure, which will further support the wider adoption of natural gas vehicles for commercial transportation.”
Each Ryder fueling location has three pumps – two Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and one Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). Ryder’s contractual customers will be able to access the LNG and CNG pump areas of Ryder’s facilities specifically configured for large commercial vehicles. Passenger vehicles and light duty trucks will also be able to access CNG pumps in a separate area.
Ryder has deployed more than 300 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles into the fleets of more than 40 Ryder customers in California, Michigan, Arizona, and Louisiana. For more information about how Ryder innovates for the environment, read our Corporate Sustainability Report.