MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management and supply chain solutions, announced the grand opening of a new maintenance facility in California. The facility, conveniently located in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is positioned inside one of the Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles County and provides commercial natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance for Ryder full service lease and rental customers, mobile maintenance, and a 20-minute rental service guarantee. With the growing presence of natural gas vehicles in the region, Ryder has engineered the facility to meet the compliance standards to provide natural gas vehicle maintenance. The facility will feature a full service rental counter for businesses that are in need of a commercial vehicle. On-site diesel fueling will also be available at the location for Ryder customers. A grand opening event was held at the facility that featured a ribbon cutting ceremony, tours of the facility and, Ryder natural gas vehicle demonstrations.
“Ryder is continuing to see growth and expansion across North America, as more businesses understand the value of outsourcing their fleet management to Ryder,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke. “We are happy to provide our customers in the Los Angeles County area with state-of-the-art diesel and natural gas vehicle maintenance services, expert technicians, and a wide selection of the latest commercial rental vehicles.”
Located on 13630 Firestone Blvd., Ryder’s Santa Fe Springs, Calif. facility is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. for vehicle maintenance and on Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. For additional information about the new location and its services, please call 562-921-7778.
Ryder full service lease is a customized transportation solution that provides businesses with commercial vehicles supported with comprehensive maintenance and a variety of complementary services, such as emergency roadside assistance, fueling, equipment evaluations and specification, fleet management reporting tools, administrative support, and driver safety programs. Ryder commercial rental provides customers with rental trucks on a short-term basis to meet their needs for supplemental capacity. Ryder’s Maintenance solutions enables customers to access the Company’s extensive network of facilities and technicians to maintain their truck fleets.
Ryder is the leader in natural gas vehicle solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 30 million miles of experience, 14 natural gas vehicle maintenance facilities, and 1,134 natural gas vehicle trained technicians. Ryder has initiated deployment of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles into the fleets of Ryder customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as in Canada. The Company operates Liquefied to Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations. Ryder also offers LNG fueling at its Fulton, Ga. maintenance facility.
Since deploying its natural gas vehicle program in 2011, Ryder has replaced approximately 4.6 million gallons of diesel fuel with lower emission domestically produced natural gas. Customers can tap into Ryder's extensive knowledge of natural gas and rapidly evolving alternative fuels maintenance network, along with its highly trained and experienced technicians, to ensure the safe operation, maintenance, and fueling of natural gas vehicles. Ryder’s alternative fuels sales team can also help businesses determine which vehicle configurations work best for their specific applications. Ryder is also able to leverage its buying power knowledge of emerging fleet technologies and government rebates and tax incentive programs to help reduce natural gas vehicle costs for customers and offer more competitive lease and rental rates. The Company actively monitors public and private incentive programs throughout the U.S. and Canada to leverage those areas that offer incentives.
Ryder is a FORTUNE 500® commercial fleet management 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. Inbound Logistics magazine has included Ryder in its “Green Partners” listing for five years in a row. 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 Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and on our Online Newsroom. Access Ryder’s Corporate Sustainability Report here.
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