Ryder announced that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Mansfield Clean Energy Partners, a joint venture founded by Mansfield Energy Corp., a provider of transportation fuel, and Clean Energy Fuels. With the alliance, Ryder and Mansfield will partner to offer a compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle and fuel solution to bulk fuel haulers.
The solution includes truck leasing and maintenance services for natural gas vehicles from Ryder, and CNG fuelling from Mansfield. The companies have worked collaboratively with tractor and engine manufacturers to develop a CNG vehicle design specifically for bulk fuel hauling applications.
“Ryder’s industry-leading natural gas vehicle and maintenance capabilities, combined with Mansfield’s fuelling expertise, will enable us to help convert more of the critical bulk fuel hauling market to this more sustainable and advanced fuel,” said Dennis Cooke, President, Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder.
Mansfield has also leased 12 heavy duty CNG vehicles from Ryder, the first of their kind in Mansfield’s fleet. The fleet will be used to haul diesel and gasoline for Mansfield customers, and will be serviced out of Ryder’s maintenance facility in Atlanta, US.
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