Ryder System has launched an online natural gas vehicle maintenance training program for its entire North American maintenance network consisting of more than 6,000 employees across Ryder’s 800 facilities.
The program will provide the company’s technician workforce with knowledge of all natural gas vehicle platforms and configurations. This program supplements existing customized natural gas vehicle training completed by employees who are already fueling and performing maintenance on natural gas vehicles operating in customers’ fleets, Ryder says.
Ryder has more than 30 million miles of experience in natural gas vehicle services for the commercial transportation industry, 14 natural gas vehicle maintenance facilities, and 260 natural gas vehicle trained technicians.
The company has deployed compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles into the fleets of Ryder customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Georgia and Louisiana. It also operates liquefied to compressed natural gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, California service locations and LNG fueling at its Fulton, Georgia maintenance facility.
Since deploying its natural gas vehicle program in 2011, Ryder has replaced about4.6 million gallons of diesel fuel with lower emission domestically produced natural gas.