Ryder System said that Tops Friendly Markets has signed a full service lease agreement for 55 compressed natural gas tractors.
Tops will use the trucks to support its distribution and delivery operations. This natural gas vehicle project is expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 3,138 tons annually and expected to save Tops more than 50 percent of its fuel costs annually through a reduction of 1,200,000 gallons of diesel fuel consumption. This is Ryder’s first project with Tops.
Tops will take delivery of the 55 natural gas vehicles in mid-2015 to replace its entire fleet of 55 diesel-powered vehicles. Ryder will also provide maintenance for the CNG vehicles from Ryder’s Buffalo, NY service facility, which is being upgraded for compliance with natural gas standards.
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