Fresh & Easy Introduces Natural Gas Trucks From Ryder Fleet

MIAMI, August 4, 2011 – Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) announced today that it has finalized an agreement to lease 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles to Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market, a leading grocery retailer. The CNG vehicles are the first of their kind in the Fresh & Easy fleet and have been made available through Ryder's agreement with the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) in Southern California. The $38.7 million Ryder/SANBAG project is part of a public/private partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy, the California Energy Commission, the Southern California Association of Governments Clean Cities Coalition, and Ryder System, Inc. The project includes 202 heavy duty natural gas vehicles, upgrades to three maintenance facilities for the proper servicing of natural gas vehicles, and the construction of two fueling stations.

 

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