Ryder System said that Mansfield has taken delivery of 12 compressed natural gas vehicles that will be used for bulk fuel hauling from fuel terminals to the company’s customers in and around the metro-Atlanta, Georgia area.
Ryder will provide maintenance to the natural gas fleet from its facility in Atlanta.
“We chose to lease our CNG vehicles from Ryder because the compelling value proposition resulted in better savings than if we chose to purchase the vehicles directly,” said Michael Mansfield, CEO of Mansfield.
Ryder recently announced a strategic alliance with Mansfield Clean Energy Partners, a joint venture founded by Mansfield Energy and Clean Energy Fuels to bring natural gas vehicles and fueling to bulk fuel haulers. The trucks will be fueled at a CNG station built by Mansfield Clean Energy Partners, located in a fuel terminal complex in Doraville, Georgia, just north of Atlanta.
The companies have also worked collaboratively with tractor and engine manufacturers to develop an optimized CNG vehicle design specifically for bulk fuel hauling applications.
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