MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it will participate at the annual Fleet Technology Expo, August 24 – 26, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. Scott Perry, Ryder’s Vice President of Supply Management and Global Fuel Products, will be speaking at the conference about Ryder’s industry-leading experience with natural gas vehicles and fueling infrastructure. The Company has also been nominated as a finalist for the Sustainable Fleet Award and will be recognized during the Expo for its significant contributions to environmental sustainability and fleet efficiencies in the heavy-duty industries.
Mr. Perry is responsible for Ryder’s advanced fuel vehicle offering, which includes leading the company’s successful commercial natural gas truck deployment into 12 markets in North America. He will participate on a debate-style panel titled, “A CNG Debate: Invest Now or Later,” which will take place on August 26 at 10:30 a.m. PST inside Room 103 of the convention center. The panel, which is being sponsored by Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) magazine, will provide a point/counterpoint debate about the right time to invest in the natural gas vehicles and infrastructure. During the panel, Mr. Perry will discuss the fuel-saving benefits of current CNG vehicle technologies and how to facilitate the deployment of alternative clean technology vehicle fleets with outsourced transportation solutions such as rental and leasing.
Ryder is the leader in natural gas vehicle solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 40 million miles of experience, 17 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 3,500 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 but 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.
The Fleet Technology Expo is a new event that is an expanded and revamped Green Fleet Conference & Expo, brought to you by the publishers of Automotive Fleet, Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT), Green Fleet, and Work Truck and is designed for fleets across industries looking to improve operational efficiencies. Educational sessions include strategies on reducing fuel use and maintenance costs to optimizing fleet software and data to alternative-fuel adoption. With additional sessions focused on emerging technologies, a huge Ride & Drive Event and an expo hall with the latest vehicles, equipment, software, and other tools, Fleet Technology Expo provides attendees the means for smart and efficient fleet management. For more information on the Expo, visit http://www.fleettechnologyexpo.com/Default.aspx
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. Access Ryder’s Corporate Sustainability Report here.
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