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  • Ryder Introduces New Green Fleet Lease Offering

    Posted on Sep 23, 2011
    MIAMI -- Ryder System Inc. has launched a new “Flex-to-Green” lease offering, providing fleet operators the option of incorporating alternative fuel vehicles into their fleets.

    Ryder’s alternative fuel fleet includes compressed and liquid natural gas vehicles, which are offered in select markets, as well as hybrid vehicles, which are available in most U.S. markets. Ryder currently supports natural gas vehicles in southern California and Arizona. As Ryder expands its infrastructure to support natural gas vehicles, the Flex-to-Green lease option will be offered to customers in those new markets.

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  • #2
    Re: Ryder Introduces New Green Fleet Lease Offering

    Anything that helps fleets ease into the CNG market with their fleets is a good thing. Leases will help with a lot of fleets cash flow issues in this economy. I suspect that once a fleet tries the new CNG trucks and see's the fuel savings, particularly after a diesel fuel price-spike... will never go back to conventional fuels.


    • #3
      Ryder leasing LNG trucks

      ...LNG is the liquid form of natural gas, which is primarily methane. It's related to compressed natural gas (CNG), which, as the name suggests, is condensed under high pressure. Although truck engines can run on both LNG and CNG, it does not make sense to use CNG for longhaul trucking because compressed gas adds weight that must be carried along with the freight, according to experts. "In general, if your operating range is over 400 miles, it's usually best to go with LNG," says Andy Douglas, Kenworth Truck Co.'s national sales manager for specialty markets...

      Among the companies operating LNG trucks in that state is Wal-Mart Stores Inc., which is currently using LNG-fueled Peterbilt trucks to make delivery runs from its DC in Apple Valley to retail outlets in Southern California. Another is commercial and residential flooring manufacturer Mohawk Industries, which is leasing LNG-powered trucks from Ryder System Inc. for deliveries in the region. Mohawk is not the only shipper giving LNG a try. Ryder says that to date, it has leased 35 LNG-powered Class 8 day cabs (20 Peterbilts and 15 Freightliners) to customers for use in Southern California.

      In 2011, UPS Inc. acquired 48 LNG-powered heavy-duty trucks, which it is running from Las Vegas to Ontario, Calif. UPS received a $3.9 million grant from a state environmental agency, SouthCoast Air Quality Management, to help defray the trucks' cost...


      • #4
        Here is a July 2020 list of CNG trucks for sale by EBI (French Canada).

        Thanks !

        Richard Prevost
        Sales representative Natural Gas for Transportation

        Tél. : 514 645-5200, poste 235

        Cell. : 514 616-0045

        Téléc. : 514 645-4422

        [email protected]