Ryder System said it has opened a new maintenance facility in California.
The facility, located in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., is positioned inside one of the Gateway Cities of southeast Los Angeles County and provides commercial natural gas and diesel vehicle maintenance for Ryder full service lease and rental customers, mobile maintenance, and a 20-minute rental service guarantee.
With the growing presence of natural gas vehicles in the region, Ryder has engineered the facility to meet the compliance standards to provide natural gas vehicle maintenance, the company said in a statement.
Ryder has initiated deployment of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicles into the fleets of Ryder customers in California, New York, Michigan, Texas, Arizona, Utah, Maryland, Georgia and Louisiana, as well as in Canada. The company operates liquefied to compressed natural gas (LCNG) fuel stations at its Fontana and Orange, Calif., service locations. Ryder also offers LNG fueling at its Fulton, Ga. maintenance facility.
Since deploying its natural gas vehicle program in 2011, Ryder has replaced approximately 4.6 million gallons of diesel fuel with lower emission domestically produced natural gas, the company added.