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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 »

Green Fleet Roundup: GKN Land Systems, Odyne Systems, Honda, VW

GKN Land Systems is increasing production of its Gyrodrive electric flywheel hybrid for buses (pictured) following successful trials in London. The Gyrodrive system offers real-world fuel savings of up to 25 percent, and is smaller than conventional battery or super-capacitor hybrid units. Odyne Systems has delivered six new trucks featuring … Read more »

Anheuser-Busch CNG fleet

Anheuser-Busch Converts Houston Fleet to CNG

Ryder System has partnered with Anheuser-Busch to replace the beer company’s 66 diesel tractor fleet in Houston with compressed natural gas-powered engines — a move that the companies expect to reduce 2,000-tons of CO2 emissions per year when adjusting emissions reduction for consumption rates. This marks Anheuser-Busch’s first conversion of an … Read more »

Environmental Executive Moves: TSC, Meredian, LanzaTech, Proterra

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders. The Sustainability Consortium: The consumer product sustainability organization has appointed Sheila Bonini (pictured) as CEO. Bonini previously served at McKinsey & Company as senior expert consultant and co-leader of McKinsey’s sustainability transformation service. Meredian: The biopolymer manufacturer has … Read more »

Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Green Fleet Roundup: Chevy, GMC, Tesla, Subaru, Kia, Ford

Chevrolet and GMC will offer bi-fuel versions of the 2015 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra heavy-duty trucks and dedicated compressed natural gas versions of the 2014 Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size passenger vans next year. The bi-fuel versions of Silverado HD and Sierra HD are equipped to run on … Read more »

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Contract Wins: Arby’s, ICF, Harris Utilities, Ryder System, Plum Creek Timber

Powerhouse Dynamics, which developed the eMonitor energy, water and asset management platform, announced that Arby’s Restaurant Group is installing eMonitor systems in all 860 corporate-owned stores across the US. The roll-out is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. ICF International has been awarded a new contract … Read more »

Ford C-MAX Energi

Green Fleet Roundup: Ford, Rolls Royce, Nissan, Nestle

Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid vehicles (pictured) are hitting Europe’s roads in support of a Ford-led €13.2 million ($17.25 million) study into electric vehicles in urban areas. Seventeen C-MAX Energi vehicles form part of a fleet of 66 Ford EVs that will be integrated into the transport infrastructure of Cologne, … Read more »

Ryder Sustainability Report: CO2 Emissions Drop 2%

Ryder Sustainability Report: CO2 Emissions Drop 2%

Logistics, transportation and supply chain management firm Ryder System reduced its absolute Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by around 2 percent year-on-year, according to the company’s 2011 corporate sustainability report. In 2010, the company produced 559,262 metric tons of CO2 equivalent. In 2011, this figure fell to 548,095 metric … Read more »