MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), a leader in commercial fleet management, dedicated transportation, and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has received the 2018 Green Fleet Award in the “special” category from the Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition, a government-industry partnership designed to reduce petroleum consumption in the transportation sector.
“Our goal is to make a broad range of zero-emission light, medium, and heavy-duty commercial vehicles available for rent, lease, and sale,” said Chris Nordh, Ryder Senior Director of Advanced Vehicle Technologies & Energy Products. “We want to help fleets move to these new, innovative technologies and maximize their inherent efficiencies, while reducing the level of risk companies would normally have to shoulder alone. Ryder’s advanced technology vehicles allow companies to do what’s right for their customers and for the environment.”
Ryder has strategically partnered with several electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers, such as California-based Chanje and Ohio-based Workhorse, acting as the exclusive distribution and service provider for light- and medium-duty electric trucks.
“These vehicles fit best where they are needed the most - in highly populated urban areas, where pollution and noise are a mounting concern,” said Nordh. “Replacing a diesel truck with an electric vehicle can save as much CO2 emissions as 20 acres of U.S. forest would absorb in one year.”
The Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition recognized Ryder as a 2018 Green Fleet Award winner during the NorCal Clean Fleet Expo, which was held at the McClellan Convention Center in McClellan Park, Calif.
“The Board is impressed with the amazing work that Ryder is doing to make it possible for fleets to move to zero-emission vehicles with less risk,” said Tim Taylor, Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition Executive Director. “Ryder is truly a leader in this arena.”
The expo featured the latest in low-emission and zero-emission on- and off-road technologies, community clean air action, funding opportunities, as well as insights from policy and regulatory leaders at the state and federal levels.
To learn more about Ryder’s Advanced Vehicle Technology solutions, visit https://ryder.com/solutions/fleet-leasing/advanced-vehicle-technology.
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 S&P MidCap 400® index. Ryder 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 10 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 2017, 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 and social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
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