Looking to update its fleet, Postal Fleet Services, Inc. has signed up with Ryder System, Inc. (Ryder), a commercial fleet management company, to lease 20 compressed natural gas (CNG) heavy-duty vehicles supporting mail delivery operations in Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Postal Fleet Services has relied on Ryder for fleet leasing and maintenance solutions for more than 10 years. The 20 CNG fueled vehicles will now be added to the existing fleet of Ryder diesel-powered vehicles that already supports Postal Fleet Services’ mail distribution operations. The vehicles will be serviced by Ryder’s maintenance network of best-in-class natural gas trained technicians within Ryder’s maintenance facilities that meet the unique compliance requirements for servicing advanced fueled vehicles.
“Postal Fleet Services takes pride in being a mail delivery contractor where we have the ability to respond to our customer’s additional needs in minutes. We can now continue to perform above their expectations, while operating more cost-efficiently and environmentally-friendly,” said Don Dorris, Owner of Postal Fleet Services.
“Ryder continues to see demand for natural gas vehicles from businesses that are looking through a longer term lens, and want to realize the environmental and fuel efficiency benefits,” said Ryder President of Global Fleet Management Solutions, Dennis Cooke. “When companies outsource to Ryder, they get the benefits of our extensive experience operating and maintaining natural gas fleets, so they can reduce risk, maximize performance, speed return on investment, and focus on driving what matters to them – managing their core business and servicing their customers.”
Ryder is a leader in natural gas vehicle (NGV) solutions for the commercial transportation industry, with more than 90 million miles of experience, 22 NGV maintenance facilities, and more than 5,500 NGV trained maintenance and support personnel. With the deployment of the NGVs in Postal Fleets Services’ fleet in Tennessee and Mississippi, Ryder has now expanded its NGV offering into 16 states and two Canadian provinces.
(Source: Ryder System, Inc.)