Ryder sees diversity of firms using NG vehicles

Whether it’s retail, food distribution, e-commerce, or logistics, companies from every industry—large and small—are realizing the benefits of natural gas (NG) vehicles, according to Ryder System Inc (NYSE: R).

As fueling infrastructure expands and NG vehicle technologies continue to evolve, a greater diversity of fleet applications can now be supported by this alternative fuel.

Among recent Ryder deals are Dot Transportation Inc and TQ Logistics, which have deployed NG trucks leased from Ryder into their fleets and the communities in which they operate.

Dot Transportation, a subsidiary of Dot Foods Inc, a major food industry redistributor, has leased one Ryder CNG vehicle to support its day-to-day distribution operations in Northern California. The vehicles are serviced out of Ryder’s maintenance facility in Sacramento CA, which is engineered to meet compliance requirements for NG.

“After evaluating a number of different alternative fuels and strongly considering compressed natural gas for the past few years, we decided to partner with Ryder to place the first CNG (compressed natural gas) truck in our fleet,” said Kevin Buss, director of fleet maintenance for Dot Transportation. “Not only is it a cleaner fuel, but we also expect to see real fuel cost savings over time.”

See www.DriveForDot.com or www.DotFoods.com to learn more.

TQ Logistics, a dedicated trucking service provider with operations based in 23 states, has leased three CNG vehicles to support its dedicated transportation model in Milwaukee WI. With the signing of TQ Logistics, Ryder now expands its NG vehicle offering into Wisconsin for the first time.

The new CNG vehicles will be added to TQ Logistics’ current fleet of Ryder-leased diesel-powered vehicles to support its customers’ sustainability initiatives.

“Even with the drop in diesel fuel prices, the stability of NG fuel costs, along with the environmental benefits of NG vehicle technology, brings significant value to our customer’s dedicated fleet operation,” said Jim Foulks, vice-president of sales and marketing for TQ Logistics.

For more information, go to www.tqlogistics.com.

Access www.ryder.com for complete details.

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