Ryder Receives Heavy Duty Trucking Sustainability Award at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo
By Business Wire News
By Business Wire News
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R), a leader in commercial fleet management,dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it received the Heavy Duty Trucking Sustainability Award at the 2015 Fleet Technology Expo in Long Beach, Calif. Heavy Duty Trucking’s editors selected Ryder for its deep commitment to environmental initiatives in transportation and supply chain sustainability.
The Fleet Technology Expo is a new event that is an expanded and revamped version of the Green Fleet Conference & Expo, put on by the publishers of Automotive Fleet, Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), Green Fleet, and Work Truck magazines and is designed for fleets across industries looking to improve operational efficiencies. During the event, Ryder was recognized for its significant contributions to environmental sustainability and fleet efficiencies in the heavy-duty industries.
“This latest recognition reinforces Ryder’s ongoing commitment to assist companies that seek to reduce fuel costs, lower carbon output, and meet their environmental objectives,” said Scott Perry, Ryder Vice President of Supply Management and Global Fuel Products. “Ryder plays an important role in advancing the environmental sustainability of commercial transportation and logistics. When companies outsource their transportation and logistics operations to us, they not only get cost efficiency, but also the benefits of our environmental expertise, infrastructure, and industry leading partnerships.”
Ryder is the leader in natural gas vehicle solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 40 million miles of experience, 18 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 4,000 NGV trained maintenance and service employees. In addition to making natural gas vehicles available for rent or lease, Ryder’s exclusive “Flex-to-Green Lease” solution is designed to encourage and ease the transition to a greener fleet. Ryder’s Flex-to-Green Lease enables companies to benefit from today’s diesel technology now and gives them the flexibility to switch to natural gas when conditions meet the customer’s needs. Businesses interested in NGVs that are not quite ready, can start out with a diesel-powered vehicle and then have the option to convert to an NGV at any time following the first full year of the lease. Flex-to-Green customers enjoy all the maintenance and service benefits of a standard Ryder Full Service Lease, which may include substitute vehicles during unexpected downtime.
Ryder, founded in 1933, operates behind the scenes, managing critical transportation and logistics functions for more than 50,000 customers, many of which make the products that consumers use every day. The Company employs more than 30,000 people, manages a fleet of more than 216,000 commercial vehicles, and operates over 35 million square feet of warehouse space.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions company. Ryder’s stock (NYSE:R) is a component of the Dow Jones Transportation Average and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index. The Company has been named among FORTUNE’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and has been recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, environmentally-friendly fleet and supply chain solutions, and world-class safety and security programs. Inbound Logistics magazine has included Ryder in its “Green Partners” listing for five years in a row. Ryder was also recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2014 SmartWay Affiliate Challenge award and SmartWay Excellence Awards in 2014 and 2013. Ryder is a charter member of the NGV Fleet Forum and a member of the Department of Energy’s National Clean Fleets partnership. Ryder is also a recipient of the 2011 NGV Achievement Award. A member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, Ryder is proud to support national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts. For more information, visit www.ryder.com, and follow us on our Online Newsroom, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.