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Ryder’s Commercial Fleet Drives More than 100 Million Natural Gas Vehicle Miles

Ryder System’s fleet of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) has surpassed 100 million miles of operations, avoiding more than 35,269 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent for its customers. This is significant as the transportation sector is now the biggest contributor to US carbon dioxide emissions. The fleet and supply chain … Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicle Sales to Exceed 35 Million by 2025

Natural Gas Vehicle Sales to Exceed 35 Million by 2025

Total sales of natural gas vehicles (NGVs) are expected to reach more than 35 million from 2015 to 2025, according to a report from Navigant Research. In the arena of alternative fuels for transportation, natural gas (NG) has proven to be one of the most popular alternatives to traditional liquid … Read more »

Natural Gas Could Help Fleet Operators Save Money, Reduce Emissions

Natural Gas Could Help Fleet Operators Save Money, Reduce Emissions

Public and private fleet operators can save money by switching to natural gas vehicles and employing the business model that energy service companies (ESCOs) apply to energy efficiency projects, according to a report published by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). The report’s findings are part of a two-year … Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicle Refueling Stations to See 5.4% CAGR by 2025

Natural Gas Vehicle Refueling Stations to See 5.4% CAGR by 2025

The total number of global natural gas vehicle (NGV) refueling stations will grow from about 23,001 in 2015 to 38,890 by the end of 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 5.4 percent, according to a Navigant Research report. The report says more than 80 percent of these stations … Read more »

GE Joins Forces with GMTS, Shell to Accelerate Trucking Industry’s Move to Natural Gas

GE Capital, Canada and Gaz Métro Transport Solutions (GMTS), a subsidiary of Gaz Métro, have joined forces to facilitate the trucking industry’s adoption of natural gas as a fuel in Eastern Canada. Under the agreement, fleet operators will work with GMTS for natural gas supply and purchase and, separately, secure … Read more »

GE, Shell Sign Agreement to Facilitate Shift to Natural Gas Vehicles

GE Capital, Canada has signed a commercial agreement with Shell Canada Products aimed at facilitating the trucking industry’s adoption in Canada of liquefied natural gas. Under this agreement, GE Capital and Shell will work together to reduce monthly payments for truck fleets that lease natural gas vehicles (NGVs). Specifically, fleets … Read more »

Ryder to Train Entire North American Maintenance Workforce on Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies

Ryder to Train Entire North American Maintenance Workforce on Natural Gas Vehicle Technologies

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 … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: AmeriPride Services, Ryder System, Plug Power

AmeriPride Services took delivery of its first fuel-efficient hydraulic hybrid system this month.  The vehicle (pictured), a 2014 Ford F59 chassis with a Morgan Olson Route Star walk-in van body, will be put into delivery service in one of its Canadian Linen branches in Toronto, Ontario. Tops Friendly Markets has … Read more »

Natural Gas Trucks and Buses to Increase Substantially

Natural Gas Trucks and Buses to Increase Substantially

The expansion of natural gas supplies will make truck and bus fleet operators increasingly look for alternative fuels to fulfill their needs at lower costs and with lower emissions. This means the market for medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses that run on natural gas will increase significantly, according to … Read more »

Contract Wins: AlgEternal Technologies, OriginOil, Sensoil, Healtheon, NASA

Contract Wins: AlgEternal Technologies, OriginOil, Sensoil, Healtheon, NASA

AlgEternal Technologies will incorporate OriginOil’s chemical-free Electro Water Separation technology (pictured) to harvest algae as a key component of its algal production system. AlgEternal Technologies has developed a vertical growth, algal culture photo bioreactor technology to produce high-quality algae for the wholesale commercial algae production market. Sensoil has installed its … Read more »

P&G

P&G’s For-Hire Trucks Switch to Natural Gas

Procter & Gamble will work with eight transportation carriers to convert up to 20 percent of its North America truck load shipments to natural gas vehicles within two years beginning in July. The company expects this initiative will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 5,000 metric tons. The initial phase … Read more »

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: Hyundai Suit, Shell CCS, BP Penalties, Light Bulbs

Hyundai faces a class-action lawsuit from Consumer Watchdog in California, which seeks damages for owners of 2011 and 2012 Elantra models. The suit is related to Hyundai’s alleged use of gas mileage numbers in advertising without government-mandated disclosures, which the auto maker denies, writes AutoblogGreen. Royal Dutch Shell’s Canadian carbon-capture … Read more »